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    for all I know

    Like he could read my mind—and for all I knew, he could—Dad said, “I want you to rest here for a little while, Sophie. Once you’re feeling better, we can discuss the ramifications of that spell in my office.”

    But maybe or I think?

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    Re: for all I know

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Like he could read my mind—and for all I knew, he could—Dad said, “I want you to rest here for a little while, Sophie. Once you’re feeling better, we can discuss the ramifications of that spell in my office.”

    But maybe or I think?


    "for all I knew, he could" = "for all my knowledge on the matter, I didn't know anything to contradict that he might be able to"

    You don't know 100% that he can read minds - but you don't have a reason to think he can't, either. It's possible (though perhaps you think it unlikely)

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    Re: for all I know

    “I’ll be in my office. Come see me when you’re feeling up to it.”

    Feeling ready or feeling well?

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    Re: for all I know

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    “I’ll be in my office. Come see me when you’re feeling up to it.”

    Feeling ready or feeling well?
    Feeling well enough, feeling strong enough, feeling ready - they all work. It can refer to either physical or mental "wellness" or a combination of the two.

    Not just "well", but "well enough to do x".

    Don't get out of bed until you feel up to it!
    Are you up to walking all that way?

    I'm not sure I'm up to a five mile run today, I didn't sleep well. Can we do a shorter route instead?
    He tried to go back to work today after a week off ill, but he just wasn't up to it and ended up taking three more days off.

    The car engine is not up to being driven to London and back until after a service.

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