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    err on the side

    People tend to err on the side of doubting than believing the official version of anything.

    Does the above sentence mean the people would rather believe in rumours than the official version of the government eventhough the rumours might turn out to be false?

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    JY

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    Re: err on the side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    People tend to err on the side of doubting than believing the official version of anything.

    Does the above sentence mean the people would rather believe in rumours than the official version of the government eventhough the rumours might turn out to be false?

    Thanks!

    JY
    No, it says nothing about rumours. It says nothing about what people do believe in place of the official version.
    It means that people tend to doubt the official version rather than to believe the official version.

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