(English) You call it a side effect or you say it a side effect, which one is better to use?
- VerulamLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
The first, unless you write 'you say IT'S a side effect'. In which case either, depending on the writer's style.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
Whatever you say, "side-effect" is one word, not two.
Nobody says "this effect is side"
- choko_canyonLv 72 months ago
You CALL it a side effect.
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
Without knowing what the rest of the sentence is, it's unclear.
But if you're talking about, for example, steroids and having a very bad temper, you could say -
a) "You would call it a side effect."
You could also say,
b) "You say that it is a side effect but ..."
If you use 'say' you need a verb - in that case, IS. You can't say 'It a ... something'. You'd have to say, "It is a ... something."
Also, when you write or say, "You say it is ..." that implies that you're going to add something to that, like 'but' or 'because' or 'although' and give an explanation.
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- LônLv 72 months ago
"You call it a side effect"... or...."You say it's a side effect."
"You say it a side effect "is incorrect.
- A.J.Lv 72 months ago
You call it a side effect, or something has a side effect.