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'every' in negative sentence
I feel that the following sentence is something odd:
Every man is not honest.
Is it grammatically correct? If it is right, is it the same as "not every man is honest"?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by enydia; 30-Apr-2008 at 05:52.
Re: 'every' in negative sentence
I am not a teacher of English, but I am a native speaker.
"Every man is not honest."
It is grammatically correct, but it can be read in two different ways.
It could say that "All men are dishonest.", or it could say that "Not every man is honest" (some are honest, some are not).
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