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    fall for that one.


    Could you help me with the underlined part in the following sentences, thank you.

    Mom: Since when do you read the newspaper?
    Son: What kind of mother doesn't want her son to be aware of current events?
    Mom: Yeah, I'm not falling for that one, let me guess--you're clipping coupons for...

    Thank you.

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    Re: fall for that one.

    She won't believe his lie (although here it is use it for a good natured lie, like a joke or trick -- we call that kind of lie "a story" and it's not as serious as the word "lie" might sound).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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