Put vs. Said

LMED

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello!

Which of these two options sounds the more natural in English?

(a) [Proposition (p)]; or put the other way round, [Proposition (q)]
(b) [Proposition (p)]; or said the other way round, [Proposition (q)]

Thank you!
 
  • LMED

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    I decided to omit the content of the propositions simply to make things easier. This is part of a logical puzzle. Here goes the content:

    (a) Being mother necessarily entails giving birth; or put the other way round, giving birth is part and parcel of being mother.
    (b) Being mother necessarily entails giving birth; or said the other way round, giving birth is part and parcel of being mother.

    Thank you!
     

    wandle

    Senior Member
    English - British
    'Being mother necessarily entails giving birth'
    Not necessarily. Being a mother entails having given birth, but after the birth you continue being a mother - permanently - even if you never give birth again.
     
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