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    #1

    in a way that?

    Which are OK?
    1 I donít see why his words canít be interpreted in a way that Jack wasnít against going there.
    2 I donít see why his words canít be interpreted in such a way that Jack wasnít against going there.
    3 I donít see why his words canít be interpreted differently meaning that Jack wasnít against going there.
    4 I donít see why his words canít be interpreted as to mean that Jack wasnít against going there.

    Are there other ways to convey the same idea?

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    #2

    Re: in a way that?

    'I donít see why his words canít be interpreted as Jack not being against going there.'

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    #3

    Re: in a way that?

    I donít see why his words canít be interpreted on the basis that Jack was not against going there.
    I donít see why his words canít be interpreted on the premise that Jack was not against going there.

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    #4

    Re: in a way that?

    What about my original sentences? Are some of them OK? Which ones, if yes?

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    #5

    Re: in a way that?

    They all look wrong to me, but I'm having trouble getting my head round all those negatives.

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    #6

    Re: in a way that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    4 I don’t see why his words can’t be interpreted as to mean that Jack wasn’t against going there.
    I would replace 'interpreted as to mean' with 'taken to mean'.

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