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    TheNewOne is offline Junior Member
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    Default Is there any difference?

    Is there any difference between saying "I don't know anything" and "I know nothing", "I don't have anything" and "I have nothing", etc? Do they have different tinges (is it a correct word)?

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    Default Re: Is there any difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewOne View Post
    Is there any difference between saying "I don't know anything" and "I know nothing", "I don't have anything" and "I have nothing", etc? Do they have different tinges (is it a correct word)?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, TheNewOne:


    (1) Yes, I believe that they do have different nuances.

    (2) I believe that one of them is more emphatic (stronger, even

    ruder).

    ***

    Martha: Can anyone help me with this algebra problem?

    James: Please! Please! Let me help.

    Martha: Thank you, James, but people have told me that you do not

    know anything about math. Thanks anyway.

    ***

    James: Please! Please! Let me help.

    Martha: Are you crazy, dude? Everyone knows that you know nothing

    ( = no thing)about math!!! Don't waste my time!!!



    James

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