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    Dear teachers,
    The following sentences contain paradoxes.

    No.1

    The story must have been true because people who would not lie even to save their souls told and retold that story.
    I don't see which parts indicate paradox. Could you please kindly explain it to me?

    No.2

    He is vain about not being vain.
    I can see this sentence contains paradox. But what does the sentence mean? Could you please explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Here are my guesses.

    No.1

    The story must have been true because people who would not lie even to save their souls told and retold that story.
    A story changes every time you tell it.


    No.2

    He is vain about not being vain.
    He is conceited (has an exaggerated sense of self-importance) about not having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

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    Dear Cas,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Here are my guesses.

    No.1

    The story must have been true because people who would not lie even to save their souls told and retold that story.
    A story changes every time you tell it.


    No.2

    He is vain about not being vain.
    He is conceited (has an exaggerated sense of self-importance) about not having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

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