like you said

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navi tasan

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Which ones of the following sentences are correct:

1-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you said.
2-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him.
3-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him to be.
4-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you claimed him to be.
 

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navi tasan said:
Which ones of the following sentences are correct:

1-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you said.
2-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him.
3-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him to be.
4-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you claimed him to be.

All sound OK to me :p
 

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I'd use the first, though. ;-)
 

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navi tasan said:
Which ones of the following sentences are correct:

1-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you said.
2-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him.
3-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him to be.
4-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you claimed him to be.

Like Tdol, I would use the first one. (They could all use some punctuation.)

Here's another possiblity:

  • He may not have been a nice fellow, but surely he wasn't the criminal you have made him out to be.

Or:

  • He may not have been a nice fellow, but surely he wasn't the criminal you have portrayed him as.

:)
 

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I agree with whl626; but, I gotta admit that RonBee's additions are mighTy fine, indeed. :)
 
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