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    #1

    I know not

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-That man has written I don't know how many books.
    2-That man has written I know not how many books.

    Do they imply that he has written a lot of books, or just mean that I don't know the number of books he has written?

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    #2

    Re: I know not

    IMO it implies he has written so many that it is hard to estimate the exact number. In speaking, I would probably pause before the 'I don't know' or 'I know not' parts.

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