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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default am not sure if two of them

    Are these sentences correct with the given meanings:

    1-Most of my best friends will be at the party. However I am not sure two of them will be there.
    (I do not know if two specific friends will be there or not).

    2-Most of my friends said they will come to help me. However I am not sure two of them will show up.
    (I am not sure if EVEN two of them will show up.)

    3-My students are all taking the exam. I don't know if five of them will pass it or not.
    Meaning a:I don't know if five specific students will pass it or not. I have doubts about five specific students passing it.
    Meaning b: I don't know if even five of them will pass it. I think that maybe fewer than five people will pass the exam.

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    Default Re: am not sure if two of them

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct with the given meanings:

    1-Most of my best friends will be at the party. However I am not sure two of them will be there.
    (I do not know if two specific friends will be there or not).

    2-Most of my friends said they will come to help me. However I am not sure two of them will show up.
    (I am not sure if EVEN two of them will show up.)

    3-My students are all taking the exam. I don't know if five of them will pass it or not.
    Meaning a:I don't know if five specific students will pass it or not. I have doubts about five specific students passing it.
    Meaning b: I don't know if even five of them will pass it. I think that maybe fewer than five people will pass the exam.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    No, they would be better written another way.

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