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I m so confused with the sentence 'I can't say i am surprised.' Does it mean 'I am surprised' or 'I am NOT surprised'?
Thank you in advance!
It's a facetious way of saying that someone is not surprised.
Native speaker, but not a teacher.
Great thanks to both of you!
***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****
Martha: What's wrong?
Joe: The principal (headmaster/headteacher) has kicked me out of
school (expelled me).
Martha: Well, I cannot say that I am surprised that the school has
Joe: Why can you not say that you are surprised (that the school
has expelled me)?
Martha: Because you are always causing trouble. I knew that one
day you would get kicked out. So it is no surprise to me.