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    dungdinh2002 is offline Newbie
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    Question Sentence transformation

    Hi there.

    Please help me on this:

    I am not sure whether it is correct or not when rewriting the sentence: "I am sure they were not aware of the consequences." into "They
    CAN'T HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES". (I have read it at Rephrase - English). To me, it should be as follows :
    They could have been aware of the consequences.

    Could you please explain it in details? Thanks in advance.

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    susiedqq is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: Sentence transformation

    I agree:

    They could not have been aware of the consequences.

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