Here I've got some questions about the following two questions:
1. I really miss being with my friends.
2. I really miss not being with my friends.
It seems that sentence 1 is rather easy to understand(But I might be wrong in this judgement). But sentence 2 seems to have some implied meaning, which I fail to make out. Would you please tell me how to understand these two sentences? And do they enjoy some relationship?
Actually that is a post by my student. The Chinese university professor she mentioned in her post insists in his book that there's something implied in the second sentence, which my student fails to make out, but the professor doesn't explicitly explain what the implied meaning is. For this reason, she came to this forum. As your explanations seem to flatly contradict what the professor claims, she feels frustrated. She sent a text message telling me about the whole process. I only tried to help her get more responses from native speakers through starting a new thread with a new title. And I have no evil intentions. I hope you will understand how we non-native speakers feel when learning English. Thanks.