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Rule "These are just some of the lies they say (tell)"

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Description: These are just some of the lies they say (tell)
Message: The verb 'tell' is typically used with the noun '\4'.
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • In the end even if there were no wrong doing, it won't matter because the media (and politicians) have said the same lies over and over again.
    Correction suggestion: told
  • All he does is say lies and steal.
    Correction suggestion: tell
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I was saying lies are wrong.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LIES_THEY_SAY [1]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-03-04 16:45:55 +0000)