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    Doubt (on) what

    How do you think which of these two sounds better to you?

    1) I doubted on what he said.
    2) I doubted what he said.

    Is there an ambiguity in the second sentence? Can it also be close to the meaning like "I doubted that he had said something."

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    Re: Doubt (on) what

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    How do you think which of these two sounds better to you?

    1) I doubted on what he said. You can't doubt "on". To doubt is to question or not believe.
    2) I doubted what he said. I did not believe what he said.

    Is there an ambiguity in the second sentence? Can it also be close to the meaning like "I doubted that he had said something." What you are saying here is that you do not believe that he said anything - he did not talk. You may be trying to say, "I doubted something that he said". This means that you questioned, or, did not believe part of what he said.
    Gil

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