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    Post implication

    do they imply the same thing?

    I can't see her?

    I don't see her?

    I think they do, but somehow I also think they have little differences.

    please explain

    thanks!!!

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    Exclamation Re: implication

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    do they imply the same thing?

    I can't see her. (?)

    I don't see her. (?)

    I think they do, but somehow I also think they have little differences.

    please explain

    thanks!!!
    No, they have different meaning. First of all both are positive staements, so no question mark at the end. Please rememder 'can' is a modal verb which is used to express the idea of abilty where as 'do' is a simple helping verb used to form nagative or interogative sentences..

    I can't see her.= I am not able to see her, although I have tried many times to meet her.
    I don't see her.= She is not seen these days. May be she is out of town.

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