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    #1

    can't stand

    Could:

    1) I haven't read all of these books.
    2) I can't stand all of these people


    ever mean

    a) I haven't read any of these books.
    b)I can't stand any of these people.


    Gratefully,
    Navi

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    #2

    Re: can't stand

    1 would be an ungrammatical way of saying a. However, it would naturally be taken to mean "I've read some of them but not all".
    2 can mean b.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: can't stand

    If so, it would reveal that the writer was careless.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: can't stand

    I understand, navi tasan, that you're interested only in logic rather than natural use, so I'll give you a simple answer: yes.

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