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    #1

    He said/ He was saying

    Hi teachers!

    1. I remember you were saying you didn't like karaoke.
    2. I remember you said you didn't like karaoke.

    Are there any subtle differences in meaning between you were saying and you said ?

    Thank you!

    OP

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    Re: He said/ He was saying

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi teachers!

    1. I remember you were saying you didn't like karaoke.
    2. I remember you said you didn't like karaoke.

    Are there any subtle differences in meaning between you were saying and you said ?

    Thank you!

    OP
    "You were saying" recalls a longer, more detailed conversation, while "you said" implies a simple declarative statement.

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