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  1. #1
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    the saying " just because you don't know, doesnt mean no one else knows"

    is it

    just because you don't know , doesn't mean no one else knows.

    or

    just because you don't know, doesn't mean nobody else can know.

    or

    just because you don't know, doesn't mean nobody else knows


    help please

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    Re: the saying " just because you don't know, doesnt mean no one else knows"

    I've never met any of them. I have no preference for any of them, and a general objection to all these constructions, common though they may be. A fact means something, because doesn't. When I hear constructions like this I assume that there's an implied subject for the second clause: 'Just because ..., [that] doesn't mean ...'.

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