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    #1

    We can't trust all / any of them.

    1. We can't trust all of them.

    2. We trust none of them.

    3. We can trust some of them.

    4. We can trust not all of them.


    Seriously, some grammar books (or blogs) say 1 is same with 2 while others say it is same with 3.

    Which one really means sentence 1 between 2 and 3?

    I also want to know if it is possible to say like sentence 4.


    P.S. Grammar books I mention here are written by Korean authors of course.

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    #2

    Re: We can't trust all / any of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. We can't trust all of them. This implies that you can trust some of them.

    2. We trust none of them. You don't trust any of them.

    3. We can trust some of them. This implies that you can't trust all of them.

    4. We can trust not all of them. Not natural.
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