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    negation + numbers

    1-I haven't read one of his articles. Other than that I have read everything he has written.

    2-I haven't read one of his articles. Not a single one. How can I give a speech about about him.

    Are the sentences in red correct in the given contexts?

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    Re: negation + numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-I haven't read one of his articles. Other than that I have read everything he has written.

    2-I haven't read one of his articles. Not a single one. How can I give a speech about about him.

    Are the sentences in red correct in the given contexts?
    I have not read the other articles.
    I have not read any of his articles.
    Regards, rj1948.

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    Re: negation + numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-I haven't read one of his articles. Other than that I have read everything he has written.

    2-I haven't read one of his articles. Not a single one. How can I give a speech about about him.

    Are the sentences in red correct in the given contexts?
    They are not incorrect, but you are right that they are ambiguous, and I think #2 would not be the usual choice to mean that.

    1 - I've read all but one of his articles. (or perhaps: There is only one article of his that I have not read.)

    2 - It may be more common to hear "I haven't read a single one of this articles." A native speaker would not misinterpret that to mean #1. Also: I haven't read any of his articles. -- In fact, this latter one would be the expected versions. The former is less formal but more empathic.

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