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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    not (really) infectious

    Your type of cold is not infectious.

    Your type of cold is not really infectious.

    Is there any difference in meaning between the sentences?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: not (really) infectious

    "...not really infectious." could mean:

    A. Not very infectious

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    B. Not infectious (even though many people think that it is infectious)

    Really can mean very as in, "He is really tired," or in reality as in "Santa Clause doesn't really exist."

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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Re: not (really) infectious

    Thanks, Mykwyner

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