View Poll Results: Simon, If you were a famous footballer in the 70s, my brother Tim would know.

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  • I've already asked my brother and he's never heard of Simon.

    0 0%
  • I haven't asked my brother yet.

    3 60.00%
  • Either.

    2 40.00%
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Thread: The would files

  1. #1
    milky Guest

    The would files

    Simon, If you were a famous footballer in the 70s, my brother Tim would know.

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    I'd say either, depending on the context- it could mean that I'm going to check,or that I have and don't believe Simon.

  3. #3
    milky Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd say either, depending on the context- it could mean that I'm going to check,or that I have and don't believe Simon.

    This is interesting:

    I've already asked my brother and he's never heard of Simon.
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    Especially when:

    Simon, If you were a famous footballer in the 70s, my brother Tim would know. He says he's never heard of you.

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    Wouldn't 'Either' cover that? I think it's unlikely that anyone would vote exclusisvely for this interpretation.

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    milky Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Wouldn't 'Either' cover that? I think it's unlikely that anyone would vote exclusisvely for this interpretation.
    It would indeed.

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