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    Put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out

    Is it grammatically correct to use all the phrasal verbs in the following sentence?

    1) A rumour put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out that the prince was dead.

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    Re: Put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Where are you finding these possibilities?
    To mean a rumour that became public.

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    Re: Put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out

    Piscean wants to know where you have seen the phrases you listed.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Piscean wants to know where you have seen the phrases you listed.
    In the grammar book written by P K DE Sarkar. But in that book, different examples are given using the phrases mentioned in #1. I have given those examples with their meaning as given in that book below,

    put about- Spreading rumours

    e.g. I hear many stories that are being put about.

    got about- Spread

    e.g. A rumour got about that he was ill.

    got abroad- became public

    e.g.The secret got abroad.

    went forth- became public

    e.g. A rumour went forth that he was ill.

    get out- become public

    e.g. The secret will soon get out.
    Last edited by Barman; 29-Oct-2020 at 19:26.

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    Re: Put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out

    To me they all seem grammatically correct. However, put about is very old-fashioned. It is never used these days in my dialect. Went forth also seems outdated and possibly ecclesiastical.

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    Re: Put about/got about/got abroad/went forth/got out

    I'm sure that in a previous thread someone (it might have been me) pointed out that the book in question was written by, and for, Bengali English speakers and that it was written in 1926.

    I really think you should stop using it as the basis for creating your own sentences. Try reading actual books and articles in modern English instead.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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