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    Intertrepation of No

    I have a question about this conversation:
    Bryan: This is an old photo of my schoolfriend. Is that your new friend?
    Cathy: No.
    Bryan:I always think about my schoolfriend. But they are not the same then.
    Cathy (looks closer): No they aren't.

    I want to know the meaning of Cathy's last statement "No they aren't.". I can think of two alternatives:
    a: "No, (I was wrong), they are the same person."
    b: "They are not the same person."

    Or is there a third interpretation?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Mar-2016 at 23:56. Reason: See below.

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    Re: Intertrepation of No

    Welcome to the forum, dylan23d.

    I have deleted 'native speakers only' from your post. We have a number of non-native English speakers who regularly give competent answers.

    Cathy means 'They are not the same person.'

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