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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Question Emphasis?

    Hi. Compare the two sentences:
    1. "I have nothing to say in this matter."
    2. "I don't have anything to say in this matter."
    I feel that in the 1st sentence the speaker puts some emphasis compared to the 2nd sentence -- am I right?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nyggus

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    matilda Guest

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    i think so.

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    Default Re: Emphasis?

    Me too, though I'd say 'on this matter'.

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