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I'd like to know if I can rewrite the part of " say so" in #1 to #2~5.

#1 An honest man would not say so.

#2 An honest man would not say such a thing.
#3 An honest man would not say that.
#4 An honest man would not say like that.
#5 An honest man would not say such a way.

I'd be happy to know if they are correct.
Thank you.
Lina
 

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I am not sure I understand your question. However, #4 should be "An honest man would not say it like that" and #5 should be "An honest man would not say such a way."

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The meaning you want from 1 is rather old fashioned. It is more likely to mean 'would not agree to that'. ;-)
 

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RonBee said:
I am not sure I understand your question. However, #4 should be "An honest man would not say it like that" and #5 should be "An honest man would not say such a way."

:)

#5 should be " An honest man would not say in such a way."
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Lina said:
Hello
I'd like to know if I can rewrite the part of " say so" in #1 to #2~5.

#1 An honest man would not say so.

#2 An honest man would not say such a thing.
#3 An honest man would not say that.
#4 An honest man would not say like that.
#5 An honest man would not say such a way.

I'd be happy to know if they are correct.
Thank you.
Lina

# 2 and #3 are fine. In #1, "so" refers back to another statement.

A: John said he changes invoices because it is the right thig to do.
B: An honest man would not say so.

#4 and #5 are incorrect.
 

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henry said:
RonBee said:
I am not sure I understand your question. However, #4 should be "An honest man would not say it like that" and #5 should be "An honest man would not say such a way."

:)

#5 should be " An honest man would not say in such a way."
:wink:

That doesn't work for me. There needs to be an object after "say".

An honest man would not say xxxx in such a way. (insert that or something else)
 

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:oops: I meant to say: "An honest man would not say it in such a way." :oops:
 

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RonBee said:
:oops: I meant to say: "An honest man would not say it in such a way." :oops:

I know that it was a typo for you. I didn't want Henry to get it wrong. :wink:
 

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henry said:
MikeNewYork said:
RonBee said:
:oops: I meant to say: "An honest man would not say it in such a way." :oops:

I know that it was a typo for you. I didn't want Henry to get it wrong. :wink:

Thanks Mike NY
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You're welcome, Henry. :D
 
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