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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Consider:

    1-"I did something to annoy him."

    Does this necessarily mean that I intended to annoy him?

    In other words, could I say:

    2-"I accidentally did something to annoy him."

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    It could mean either. However, I'd generally assume it was accidental.

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    Default Re: something to

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Consider:

    1-"I did something to annoy him."

    Does this necessarily mean that I intended to annoy him?

    In other words, could I say:

    2-"I accidentally did something to annoy him."
    I agree with TDOL. If the action were done on purpose, one would usually specify it rather than use "something".

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