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    It is not thought

    Hello, what's the meaning of this sentence: "It is not thought that any examples of this badge were ever manufactured, though the market abounds with post-war fakes."

    Is it the badge was never manufactured or manufactured at some point? I'm confused. Thanks.

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    Re: It is not thought

    The badge was not manufactured. That is the conclusion based upon the current evidence.

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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The badge was not manufactured. That is the conclusion based upon the current evidence.
    So the badge was never manufactured but there's a lot of fake version in the market? Correct?

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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    "It is not thought that any examples of this badge were ever manufactured..."

    I'm confused.
    I am not a teacher.

    I'm confused too. If no examples of this badge were ever manufactured does it even exist?

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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I'm confused too. If no examples of this badge were ever manufactured does it even exist?
    They made the replica version of it.

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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    So the badge was never manufactured but there's a lot of fake version in the market? Correct?
    Yes, that is the way I read it.

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    #7

    Re: It is not thought

    I would re-write the sentence as:

    It was thought that no official duplicates or replicas of this badge were ever made, though the market abounds with post-war fakes.








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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    I would re-write the sentence as:

    It was thought that no official duplicates or replicas of this badge were ever made, though the market abounds with post-war fakes.
    And the real/original badge was never made too. I just read the book about this matter, apparently they run out of material due to war, so they can't make the badge. After the war, some people read the description of this badge and make the replica of it. That's the whole story.

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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, that is the way I read it.
    What makes me confused is, why the writer wrote: "it is not thought", why not "it is thought"? Any explanation? Thanks.

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    Re: It is not thought

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    What makes me confused is, why the writer wrote: "it is not thought", why not "it is thought"? Any explanation? Thanks.
    Nobody thinks that any of these were ever made. It is not thought that these were ever made. It is thought that none of these was ever made.

    These all say the same thing, more or less.

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