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    Is this sentence right?

    Bob says he had a birthday cake on his 18th birthday.
    Is this sentence right?


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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Bob says he had a birthday cake on his 18th birthday.
    Is this sentence right?
    Perfectly correct grammatically.


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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Really? But on the SAT they corrected says into said


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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Really? But on the SAT they corrected says into said

    What can I say?

    Without seeing the SAT question, I can only say that the sentence makes sense as it stands, and would equally make sense if "says" was altered t "said". Which tense to use would generally depend on context.

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