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why is not said, since to greet means say hi? #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 11, 2008 23:50 pm   why is not said, since to greet means say hi?
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "Letter of Complaint (2)", question 4

I was ......... with the comment, 'Oh not you again'

(a) told
(b) remarked
(c) said
(d) greeted

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "Letter of Complaint (2)", answer 4

I was greeted with the comment, 'Oh not you again'

Correct answer: (d) greeted

Your answer was: incorrect
I was said with the comment, 'Oh not you again'
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why is not said, since to greet means say hi? #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:28 am   why is not said, since to greet means say hi?
 

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We cannot use 'said' passively of speech. There is only one form which uses that: 'he was said to be honest', which is a manner of reporting, where 'said' means 'reported'.
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why is not said, since to greet means say hi? #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 15, 2008 23:39 pm   why is not said, since to greet means say hi?
 

Hello M.M., Thanks a lot for the explanation.
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