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    It's not so much that I don't want to go

    Would you please elaborate on the meaning of this sentence? It's a bit vague to me.

    It's not so much that I don't want to go, but I just haven't got time.

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    Re: It's not so much that I don't want to go

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Would you please elaborate on the meaning of this sentence? It's a bit vague to me.

    It's not so much that I don't want to go, but I just haven't got time.
    The reason that I am not going is that I don't have time, it's not because I don't want to go.

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    Re: It's not so much that I don't want to go

    Although using "It's not so much that ..." suggests that at least a small part of him doesn't want to go! If it had said "It's not that I don't want to go", then I would agree that he did want to go.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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