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had tattooed

Post by navi » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:20 am

Can one use:
1) He had tattooed "Love" on his arm.
instead of:
2) He had "Love" tattooed on his arm.

I think '1' basically means He tattooed "Love" on his arm at a time before the time we are speaking of. He was the one who did the tattooing.

'2' could mean that he got someone tattoo "Love" on his arm, or that on his arm there was a tattoo that said "Love".

Gratefully,
Navi.
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Post by BonnieL » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:08 pm

I think either would work, but it would depend on context.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:21 pm

navi wrote:1) He had tattooed "Love" on his arm.

2) He had "Love" tattooed on his arm.

I think '1' basically means He tattooed "Love" on his arm at a time before the time we are speaking of. He was the one who did the tattooing. — Yes.

'2' could mean that he got someone tattoo "Love" on his arm, or that on his arm there was a tattoo that said "Love". — What Bonnie said.
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Post by tony h » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:47 pm

She wasn't to know that it would be years later, just before he was released from prison he did something to remind him to turn to the good path in life. He had "Love" tattooed on his arm and the names of his victims on each finger.
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Signature: tony

With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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