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    Cool go back under

    Given the following sentence: "My memory goes back just under three years"

    What does it mean?

    a) That my memory only remembers three years back in time but progressively losing details?

    b) That my memory only remembers the last three years?

    The sentence is said by a man who doesn't remember who he is.

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    Re: go back under

    "I don't remember anything from before three years ago."

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    Re: go back under

    I would say that the person's memory stops short of going back three years, so maybe they can't remember further back than, say, two years and ten months ago.

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