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    goldrake Guest

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    Dear teachers,

    Hope you all had a nice Christmas. I just have a little query about the following expression:
    " If I didn't know better " or " If I didn't know any better "
    I'm a bit confused about the right context in which it can be used and sometimes it sounds a bit contradictory.
    Would you be able to clarify my confusion.

    Thank you very much
    Luke

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    Dana_sa Guest

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    goldrake
    I'm also very urge to know the suitable expression....

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    They're both correct. I'd use it when I didn't believe someone or accept a situation at face value:

    If I didn't know any better, I'd think he was really good at his job. (I do know better and don't think he's good at his job)

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