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    Question Disagreeing or agreeing sentence?

    Hi!

    I have written two sentences and when I think about it I feel unsure what they actually mean.
    The two sentences are a question with an answer, both told by the same person.

    Here is what I wrote:

    (speaker asks audience): So things couldn’t be any better, right?
    (speaker answers his own question): We think so!

    So my question is, By saying "We think so", is the speaker saying that things can be better, or is he agreeing that things can not be any better?

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    Re: Disagreeing or agreeing sentence?

    Welcome to the forum, Erik.

    It is not clear what 'we think so' means in your example. Word stress, intonation, facial expression, body language and the words that follow might make it clear when they are uttered. Without these aids, the words look strange.

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    Re: Disagreeing or agreeing sentence?

    Thank you :)

    Ok, so perhaps it would be more clear to say something like :

    So things can’t be any better, right?
    We think it can!

    /Erik

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    Re: Disagreeing or agreeing sentence?

    We think they can

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    Re: Disagreeing or agreeing sentence?

    Oh, Right.
    Many Thanks for your feedback!

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