garble, falsify, twist

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Naeem Afzal

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Hi teachers,


She distorted my statement. Correct?
Can I use "garble, falsify, twist" in place of "distort" to give the same meaning?


Many thanks in advance.
 

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"Garble" has a sense of being unintentional.

"Falsify" makes it seem like she simply made up a statement and attributed it to you.

"Twist" can work, but I think "distort" is the best choice.
 

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I agree with Dave, that "twist" would be the best choice for that meaning.
 

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<<<Mike, are you sure? ;-)>>>

Of the three choices offered, yes.
 

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<<<Mike, are you sure? ;-)>>>

Of the three choices offered, yes.

Still, according to SoothingDave, "distort" is the best option. Hence my remark (intended to be at least half-humorous, but it apparently failed).
 
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