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    might ... but not us

    1-They might attack you, but not us.

    Can this sentence mean two things:

    a-They might attack you, but it is impossible that they should attack us.
    b-They might attack you, but it is impossible that we should attack you.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: might ... but not us

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-They might attack you, but not us.

    Can this sentence mean two things:

    a-They might attack you, but it is impossible that they should attack us.
    b-They might attack you, but it is impossible that we should attack you.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Yes, ambiguous. A is far more likely.

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