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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    This is not to say that...

    This is not to say that...
    This is to say that...

    What do they mean?

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    #2

    Re: This is not to say that...

    They're used to clarify the person's intention- if you're making a criticism but don't want the person to think they have done disastrously, you could use 'This is not to say' to make this clear.

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