I came across with the following sentence while reading my book;

George O.may paints out the following major users of financial statements

What is the meaning of paints out here?

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  • Did you try to look it up in a dictionary? – Armen Ծիրունյան Nov 27 '14 at 18:09
  • @ArmenԾիրունյան Not going to help if he has the wrong word. – Kevin Nov 27 '14 at 18:19
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a basic mis-parsing of unexceptional text. – FumbleFingers Nov 27 '14 at 18:20
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    It's important both to cite the source of a quotation (which allows it to be verified) and to transcribe it accurately in the first place. – Andrew Leach Nov 27 '14 at 19:57
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a quotation which is mistranscribed. – Andrew Leach Nov 27 '14 at 19:58

May paints is nonsensical, and George O, looks suspicious. I believe it's actually

George O. May points out the following

Notice the period after O, capitalized May, and points rather than paints.

Where George O. May is a person, possibly this one. This man points out, i.e. specifies, a list of people or businesses who issue or read financial statements.

  • Thanks Kevin you are right I put comma instead of period. Thanks for your answer. – Saleem Ul Haq Nov 27 '14 at 18:22

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