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  1. asiankid
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    Lightbulb Unfamiliar phrases

    Hi! I always hear someone saying "Not that I know of" or is it "None that I know of" when they do not know the answer. I know which one is correct and what it really means. Is it gramatically correct?

    Another expression I am confused of is "I couldn't care less." Does it mean you care or you don't?

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    Re: Unfamiliar phrases

    both are correct depending on context 'Has he any criminal convictions?' - 'None that I know of'.

    'Has he been in trouble with the police?' 'Not that I know of'

    Means you don't care at all, therefore impossible to care less
    Last edited by curmudgeon; 10-May-2008 at 21:12. Reason: capitalisation


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    Re: Unfamiliar phrases

    Thank you! It's enlightening. By the way your example is also a new one to me. I didn't realize you can use "has he" in a question. I usually use "does he have" instead. They're the same, right?

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    Re: Unfamiliar phrases

    You could use 'Does he have (Has he) any criminal convictions?', but you couldn't use 'Does he have been in trouble with the police?'-you could omit been.
    Then it makes sense Does he have trouble with the police? A lot of us do! haha

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