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    #1

    not because

    Hello, teachers:

    Would you take a look at the following which I've found in a reference book?

    1. I was not happy because he didn't help me.

    According to the reference book, #1 has two meanings:

    2. I was not happy, and that was because he didn't help me.
    3. I was not happy, but that was not because he didn't help me.

    I undersatnd #1 has two meanings, and #2 is okay by me.
    However, I am confused with #3. Should #3 be written as follows?

    4. I was happy, but that was not because he didn't help me.

    If my guess is wrong, would you give me some advice to understand #3?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help on this.

    yam.

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    #2

    Re: not because

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    1. I was not happy because he didn't help me.

    According to the reference book, #1 has two meanings:

    2. I was not happy, and that was because he didn't help me.
    3. I was not happy, but that was not because he didn't help me.

    However, I am confused with #3. Should #3 be written as follows?

    4. I was happy, but that was not because he didn't help me.
    Your #4 is the correct interpretation of the second possible meaning of #1.

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    Re: not because

    Thank you very much for the reply, 5jj.
    It's of great help to me.

    yam.

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