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    I don't really like her.

    Any difference between A and B?
    A:I don't really like her.
    B:I really don't like her.

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    Re: I don't really like her.


    A suggests that I may not actively dislike her, but I do not positively like her.
    B suggests that I strongly dislike her.

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    Re: I don't really like her.

    Similar differences occur in the following (and others):

    "I don't really know." (I'm not exactly sure.)
    "I really don't know." (I don't have a clue.)

    "I don't really care." (I don't care one way or the other.)
    "I really don't care." (I definitely don't care.)

    The second sentences are more emphatic.

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