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    I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Hello.

    I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    In most cases "I don't know" means "I have no idea," but this "I don't know that" means "I really don't agree that...," doesn't it?

    Thank you.

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    Exclamation Re: I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    In most cases "I don't know" means "I have no idea," but this "I don't know that" means "I really don't agree that...," doesn't it?

    Thank you.
    I do not think so. In that case what does this stament mean:
    I do not know (= am not aware) (that) something is wrong.


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    Re: I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Does "I don't know that ..." mean "I don't believe (that) ..." or "I doubt (that) ..."?

    "I bet you've heard of me." "Well, I don't know that I ever have."

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    Exclamation Re: I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Does "I don't know that ..." mean "I don't believe (that) ..." or "I doubt (that) ..."?

    "I bet you've heard of me." "Well, I don't know that I ever have."
    Yes, it means: I don't believe that or I am not sure about that. Look at this one in positive form:
    I know (that) she'll be really pleased to hear the news. or I am sure that she will be really pleased.......

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    Re: I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    In most cases "I don't know" means "I have no idea," but this "I don't know that" means "I really don't agree that...," doesn't it?

    Thank you.
    It means "I'm not sure that".
    It can also be a polite way of saying that you don't want to work on the project as a team. "Is it really necessary that we do it as a team?"

    You can also use "I don't know that what you're saying is completely right" as a polite way of saying, "I know that you have no idea of what you are talking about".


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    Re: I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Mary said, "He wants to go with us, but I don't know that that's a good idea."

    1. Does this sentence sound good?
    2. Mary is not sure whether or not it's a good idea that he accompanies her, isn't she?

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    Re: I don't know that we all need to work on the project together.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Mary said, "He wants to go with us, but I don't know that that's a good idea."

    1. Does this sentence sound good?
    2. Mary is not sure whether or not it's a good idea that he accompanies her, isn't she?
    1. Does this sentence sound good? Yes it's fine.
    2. Mary is not sure whether or not it's a good idea that he accompanies her, is she? That's right.

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