In one of my recent edits, I revised a sentence from this wording:
I said surely she meant seeing as, not seems, (she’s used this word in a similar way before). She replied:
to the following wording:
When I asked her that she should have meant seeing as not seems (because she’d used this word in a similar way before), she replied:
However, I was berated and told that the rewording would not pass muster with native speakers. Is there something grammatically or otherwise wrong with the above sentence?