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all I've seen

Post by azz » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:34 am

a. I can't believe all that I've seen here today.
b. I can't believe everything I've seen here today.

I think literally those sentences mean I can believe part of what I have seen here today, but not all of it!
Is that correct?

I think people would use those sentences to mean
c. I can't believe how much I have seen here today.

Is that correct?

Many thanks.
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Re: all I've seen

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:31 pm

Context, context, context...
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Re: all I've seen

Post by Phil White » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:53 pm

And yet more context.

Language utterances do not exist in a vacuum. Context is the vacuum cleaner that makes everything ship-shape.
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