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    #1

    no guilt impugned

    There is no guilt impugned.

    Is the validity of "no guilt" questioned in the above context?

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    Re: no guilt impugned

    It's the opposite to me. For instance, it has been used recently about FIFA, where Seth Blatter may be suspended, but the suspension would not show guilt; it would allow a further investigation to take place, and it will be this investigation that should be the basis for the decision on whether there has been any wrongdoing by him.

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    Re: no guilt impugned

    Thank you, Tdol, for your useful reply. If I've understood it properly the negation refers to the noun phrase "guilt impugned" rather than it is a determiner in "no guilt".
    Last edited by tkacka15; 09-Oct-2015 at 08:15. Reason: spelling
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    Re: no guilt impugned

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    Thank you, Tdol, for your useful replay.
    It's a "reply", not a "replay".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    no guilt impugned

    Indeed, mea culpa.
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    Re: no guilt impugned

    Quote Originally Posted by tkacka15 View Post
    Thank you, Tdol, for your useful replay. If I've understood it properly the negation refers to the noun phrase "guilt impugned" rather than it is a determiner in "no guilt".
    It means that we should not think the person is guilty.

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