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    #1

    claim was validated

    I would like to ask what we can use instead of the phrase "claim was validated" in this sentence, retaining both phrase's and sentence's meanings :1. "John's claim was validated by the Police"?

    My try as 2: "John's claim was verified by the police."

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    Last edited by hhtt21; 08-Mar-2017 at 21:13.

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    #2

    Re: claim was validated

    Verified is good. I also like confirmed.

    Don't capitalize ​police.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: claim was validated

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    Verified is good. I also like confirmed.

    Don't capitalize ​police.
    But are meanings exactly and exactly identical in these three case?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: claim was validated

    What do you mean by "exactly and exactly identical"? You should have used "three cases".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: claim was validated

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What do you mean by "exactly and exactly identical"? You should have used "three cases".
    I meant to say just as the same by "exactly and exactly identical". So is it wrong?

    Thank you.

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    Re: claim was validated

    Didn't we establish in another thread that "just as the same" is not correct? In this thread, you're now going to learn that "exactly and exactly identical" is wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: claim was validated

    Try exactly the same.

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    #8

    Re: claim was validated

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Try exactly the same.
    Are these three sentences exactly the same in meaning: 1."John's claim was validated by the police" 2. "John's claim was verified by the police." 3. "John's claim was confirmed by the police."?

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    Re: claim was validated

    We are always reluctant to say that three sentences are exactly the same in meaning. Whenever we do, somebody comes along with a context in which one is better than the others.

    You'll have to be satisfied that in most cases it's a matter of personal preference and that they're more or less the same in meaning.

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    Re: claim was validated

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We are always reluctant to say that three sentences are exactly the same in meaning. Whenever we do, somebody comes along with a context in which one is better than the others.

    You'll have to be satisfied that in most cases it's a matter of personal preference and that they're more or less the same in meaning.
    But aren't these sentences context itself? Heart of the sentence "to validate a claim" and "the police" implies that this is a criminal situation. I ignore other situation. Please just think this situation.

    Thank you.

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