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    won't see six of those books

    1) If I give Jeff fifteen books to give to you, you won't see six of those books.

    Can't this sentence mean two things:
    a. Jeff will steal six of those books and you won't see them.

    b. If I give Jeff fifteen books to give to you, you won't even seesix of those books. He will steal at least ten of those books.

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    Re: won't see six of those books

    I wouldn't entrust the books to Jeff if he is likely to steal any of them.
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    Re: won't see six of those books

    He'll steal or lose six IMO. And I would say six of them rather than repeating the phrase.

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