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    #1

    interpretation of one sentence

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the sentence below?

    You have the advantage of me.

    = You know more than I do.

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    Re: interpretation of one sentence

    Yes, you know something that I don't.

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    Re: interpretation of one sentence

    The only time I have ever actually read or heard this used, however, is in a novel or movie when one character is saying "you seem to know me/my name, but I don't know you/your name."

    It wouldn't be used, from what I have seen, to mean "You know the capital of Nepal and I don't" or "You know what time the train from Liverpool arrives and I don't."

    I've never heard this used in real life.
    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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