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    not because

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-He is not a fool because he believed you, but he is a fool because he believed me.
    2-He is not a fool for believing you, but he is a fool for believing me.

    3-He is a fool, not because he believed you, but because he believed me.
    4-He is a fool, not for believing you, but for believing me.

    Meaning: One cannot say he is a fool based on the fact that he believed you. But the fact that he believed me shows that he is one!

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    Re: not because

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-He is not a fool because he believed you, but he is a fool because he believed me.
    2-He is not a fool for believing you, but he is a fool for believing me.

    3-He is a fool, not because he believed you, but because he believed me.
    4-He is a fool, not for believing you, but for believing me.

    Meaning: One cannot say he is a fool based on the fact that he believed you. But the fact that he believed me shows that he is one!

    They're OK.
    "It's because he believed me, not you, that he is a fool."
    "Believing me, not you, makes him a fool."

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