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    and

    1-He did not know about you and me.

    Does this mean:
    a-He did not know that we were having a romantic relationship
    b-He did not know that something had happened to us


    Could one say, for instance:
    2-He knew that Harry, Jeff and Patrick were ill, but he did not know about you and me. (ie. he did not know that we were ill)

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    Re: and

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-He did not know about you and me.

    Does this mean:
    a-He did not know that we were having a romantic relationship
    b-He did not know that something had happened to us
    It could mean either of the above.


    Could one say, for instance:
    2-He knew that Harry, Jeff and Patrick were ill, but he did not know about you and me. (ie. he did not know that we were ill) Yes.
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    Re: and

    Navi, your first sentence would have been a more helpful title. We don't charge by the word.

    and tells us nothing.

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    Re: and

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Could one say, for instance:
    2-He knew that Harry, Jeff and Patrick were ill, but he did not know about you and me. (ie. he did not know that we were ill)
    One could say that sentence, but it doesn't necessarily suggest that "we" are ill. It would be better worded:

    He knew that Harry, Jeff and Patrick were ill but he didn't know that we were. (There would probably be some emphasis on the word "we" when actually speaking this sentence.)

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