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    Question "mean" and "implication"

    I want to know what do the words "mean" and "implication" mean in these sentences:

    "He didn't precisely mean that, but that is the implication"

    "They didn't actually say "you have to pay today" but that is what they mean"

    Thank you for the help in advance





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    Re: "mean" and "implication"

    I think the first sentence is defective and that is what is giving you trouble. I don't see how a statement can mean something without also implying that thing.

    The actual sentence may have been intended to mean something like this: "Although he didn't intend to imply exactly such and so, the facts in his statement do imply such and so."

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