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    #1

    Exclamation not

    Hi there!

    "I'm going to the movies tonight."
    "_____ me you're not! I'm coming with you!"

    a. Without
    b.Not without

    The answer given as correct is b. Not without , and my question is why without is not appropriate?
    Not without doesn't sound good to me and I can't explain the usage of not here.Is it only for emphasis??

    Thank you
    Last edited by zahari; 06-Sep-2007 at 22:48.

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    #2

    Re: not

    Starting an imperative sentence with "not without..." is idiomatic. That's just the way we say it. I suppose we mean something like, "[You're] not [going] without me, (I repeat) you're not [going]."

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    #3

    Re: not

    Thank you, Mykwyner!!!!

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    #4

    Re: not

    You're welcome, Zahari.

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