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    Talking 96-I'm confused with this sentences

    Dear all

    Hello

    There is a sentence which I'm not sure about its grammar. Plz tell me if it is correct and if not, plz tell me the correct form.

    Although I have more grey hairs, but that is nothing that couldn't be solve.

    I have two questions about this sentence.
    1- gray hairs
    2-nothing that couldn't be solved
    The second question must have a negative meaning; I mean it means that there is nothing wrong with my gray hair. But I'm surprised because the two negative morphemes the writer used.

    Thanks in advance

    Matilda

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    Re: 96-I'm confused with this sentences

    Hello Matilda

    The sentence is incorrect as it stands.

    Here's an amended version, which may bring out the intended meaning a little:

    1. Although I have more grey hairs now, that's nothing that a bottle of hair-colouring couldn't solve.

    To have grey hairs = to be getting old. "That's nothing that X couldn't solve" means "That is a thing that X could solve". (The double negative is used for emphasis and stylistic effect: the two negatives cancel each other out.)

    The sentence therefore means:

    1a. I have more grey hair than I had when I was younger. However, that isn't a problem: I can easily dye it.

    MrP

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