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Old 02-13-2016, 04:30 AM   #31
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Ok thank you, but If you see the whole conversation:
Bryan: Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No, its not a photo of my friend.
Bryan: Okay, I always need to think about that person on the picture, who I thought was your friend. But they are not the same then.
Cathy: No they aren't.


Does Cathys "No they aren't" mean that she confirms, that the person in the picture and her friend are not the same person?
Yes, they are not the same. I would seem to understand of these not of the same person and say as well.

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Old 02-13-2016, 06:45 AM   #32
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I would seem to understand of these not of the same person and say as well.
Thank you, but I don't understand the sentence.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:20 AM   #33
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Cat? :)
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:57 AM   #34
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I meant that the yes or no applies of the reply and of the picture it is not clear how it can be presented of this.

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Old 02-16-2016, 01:38 AM   #35
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Ah thank you.
So in the end Cathy confirms that the person on the photo and the friend are not the same person, correct?
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:50 AM   #36
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(whole conversation:

Bryan: Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No, I don't think so.
Bryan: Okay, I always need to think about that person on the picture, who I thought was your friend. But they are not the same then.
Cathy: No they aren't.)
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:54 AM   #37
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And another question I ask myself: Is it realy unclear how Cathy's "No they aren't" is meant? Cause I thought the other ones were telling me it is sure that it means "No they aren't the same person." and it cannot mean "No I disagree. I think they are the same person"?
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:13 AM   #38
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Americans love to use contractions. Two words made into one. Can't, won't, didn't, wasn't. When you see a word that ends in an n't, that means the last word is usually "not". Can't = can not, won't = would not, didn't = did not, wasn't = was not. And sometimes won't and equal will not.

Confused now? Even Americans can have a hard time learning their own language. Won't can mean "would not" or even "will not".

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Yes I know, I am just confused that everyone is telling me that Cathy's last answer "No they aren't" means "No, they are not the same person" and Cat thinks it's unclear and can also mean "No that's wrong, they are the same person."
Or did I missunderstand something?

Whole conversation:
Bryan: Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No, I don't think so.
Bryan: Okay, I always need to think about that person on the picture, who I thought was your friend. But they are not the same then.
Cathy (looks closer): No they aren't.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:35 PM   #40
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Yes I know, I am just confused that everyone is telling me that Cathy's last answer "No they aren't" means "No, they are not the same person" and Cat thinks it's unclear and can also mean "No that's wrong, they are the same person."
Or did I missunderstand something?

Whole conversation:
Bryan: Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No, I don't think so.
Bryan: Okay, I always need to think about that person on the picture, who I thought was your friend. But they are not the same then.
Cathy (looks closer): No they aren't.
Look at Cathy's answer. She says No, That comma separates her full comment from the "I don't". She separated the two negatives.

But then she says "No they aren't." There should be a comma there after the "No" also. What she should have said was just, " They aren't." It amazes me that any person whose native tongue is not English, ever learns even the basic rules. Then on top of American English, you have the Queen's English. Spelling is different than ours, and it changes from country to country throughout the Commonwealth.
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