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Help understanding sentence

Post by Johnjoee » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:17 pm

Hello, please help me understand following.

“We’re not not close”

What does this double negative imply?

That they are close or that they are not.

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Re: Help understanding sentence

Post by Firefox » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:31 am

If by "not close" you mean "distant"...

then logically it implies:

We're not distant (ie We are close)

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