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"Look! A snow flakes!" say the friends. Or "says the friends"? I know if it's one person's saying, then it should be "says him" or "says he". But what if it's a group of person's saying? Should I use "say" or "says"? And by the way, should I use "says him" or "says he"??
Sep 27, 2019 7:36 AM
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Using “says [someone]” is very uncommon in American English at least. It would be “say the friends” just like it would be the friends say. That phrasing is so uncommon that I’m pretty sure that “says he” is correct but I’d have to go do research to verify it. It feels like the object form is needed there though. But like I said it would be much much more common to rephrase this to “Look! Snow flakes!” the friends say. And you need either “Snow flakes” or “A snow flake” for your number agreement.
September 27, 2019
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English