said vs. read referring to signs, letters, notes.

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I am having a difference of opinion re "The sign said we were entering Menasha property," vs. "The sign read we were entering Menasha property." I have not registered yet. Please answer fayenewman@charter.net.
 

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I'd use 'said' there. I have heard 'read', but prefer the first. ;-)
 

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faynew said:
I am having a difference of opinion re "The sign said we were entering Menasha property," vs. "The sign read we were entering Menasha property." I have not registered yet. Please answer fayenewman@charter.net.

I would use "said" or "stated".
 
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