That said, the game is over.

That having been said, the game is over.

That being said, the game is over.

Are all equally acceptable?

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    They're all equally fine garbage filler. – Anthony Apr 13 '18 at 21:22

All three are acceptable.

That saidWiktionary

  1. However

"Christmas is exploited by capitalism. That said, it is still a religious festival."

It is a set phrase, kind of idiomatic.

Synonyms: Be that as it may, Having said that, Nevertheless, That being said

  • They are all the same of someone trying to fill the void while trying to move on to a new sentence. – Anthony Apr 13 '18 at 21:24

if something is said before something else, then "that having been said" is correct, while "that being said" is not. "that being said" means something is being said in the present, whereas "having said that" places the "saying" before the next phrase. regarding the examples below, "being in prison" is different from "having been in prison." "Now that is said and done" means something is currently said and done, like "do Americans say the word elevator and ride in a lift." Now that was said and done would suggest in the past, Americans said elevator and rode in a lift.

  • What has been said cannot be unsaid. So if it has been said, it is still said. – Rupert Morrish Nov 20 '18 at 19:31

"That said" is an appropriate truncation of "that having been said", which is correct in that the clause refers back to what was just stated in the prior sentence. "That being said" is incorrect since the prior sentence is in the past. It is not in the process of being said. That said, "that being said" is still a commonly used idiom.

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    There’s no reason at all why “that being said” should be illogical or incorrect. It doesn’t matter whether the thing said was said in the past or in the present, it is still said. It’s completely parallel to “that being the case” or “his brother being in prison”. The present participle does not indicate the progressive aspect here; it is simply the morphological form required to form an adverbial, non-finite relative clause. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 16 '16 at 10:05
  • I don't see how "being the case" or "being in prison" is parallel to "being said"? I agree with the anser. I'm not a native speaker though… – Adrian Schmidt Nov 24 '16 at 11:54
  • Yes, someone needs to remove David Pearce's reply from Google Answer. It's downright wrong. It would be like saying "Now that is said and done" should be "Now that was said and done". There is no grammatical issue with the former. – user293275 Apr 13 '18 at 20:05

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