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    #1

    Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    Hi, everyone. Which one is correct?

    1. (a) He was only just faking cry.
    (b) He was only just fake-crying.

    2. (a) I have never faked cry.
    (b) I have never fake-cried.

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    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    1. "He was only/just fake crying." You don't both 'only' and 'just' here since they serve the same purpose.
    2. "I have never fake cried. I have never faked crying." In the last sentence 'faked' is the past participle.

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    #3

    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    I'm not too comfortable with the verb to fake cry. I'd prefer to say:

    1) He was only faking crying.
    2) I've never faked crying.

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    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    'to fake cry' is new to me. It's not colloquial in my dialect.

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    #5

    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    We do talk of fake tears, so you could say his tears were fake.

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    #6

    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    I'd say 'He was weeping crocodile tears'.

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    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    I'm familiar with "fake-crying".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    OK, "fake crying" might not be a common term, but it would sound fine to me colloquially. I considered "faking crying", but that would sound worse to me, even if its arguably more grammatical.

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    #9

    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1. "He was only/just fake crying." You don't both 'only' and 'just' here since they serve the same purpose.
    2. "I have never fake cried. I have never faked crying." In the last sentence 'faked' is the past participle.
    Why can't we say "faking" in the first sentence when it's okay to say "faked" in the second?

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    #10

    Re: Faked cry vs Fake-cried

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm familiar with "fake-crying".

    So would all these forms be correct? Or should it be "crying", not "cry", in the second case?

    1. Fake-cry, fake-cries, fake-cried, fake-crying

    2. Fake cry, fakes cry, faked cry

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