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linked to #110010
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He answered never a word.
linked to #370911
  • Swift
  • Sep 14th 2010, 01:37
He didn't reply with a single word.
He gave not a word in reply.
linked to #511935

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Sentence #293678

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He gave not a word in reply.

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Swift
Sep 14th 2010, 01:38
Check this with the Japanese (#110010) and the German (#370911).
blay_paul
Sep 14th 2010, 01:53
Also, "He didn't reply with a single word" is a confusing sentence. Potentially it could mean that "he did reply with more than one word"

It isn't a sentence I'd use myself.
Swift
Sep 14th 2010, 09:57
@blay_paul: It may be ambiguous, but I don't find it confusing. An alcoholic stating that he hasn't had a single drop for eight years is usually understood to not having had any.

@CK: I didn't recognise this as an archaic, but passable sentence. Had I, I wouldn't have changed it. It is, indeed, Tatoeba policy to submit alternatives, rather than change acceptable sentences.

I didn't like this sentence terribly much either, hence I didn't adopt it. Please feel free to change it and add your own translations. Should you add archaic versions, just remember to tag them as such, in particular if they're linked to sentences using modern speech.

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