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Wuisi

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Hi everybody,
Can anybody please tell me if both these sentences 1-are correct (if not, why) and 2- mean the same -(if different, in what ways)?. :roll:

- I don't think you are right

- I think you are not right.
Thanks a lot.
 

Hi_there_Carl

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IMHO grammatically the second option is better than the first but in common usage (in North America) you will hear the first much more often.

I don't think you are right (common)
I think you are not right (better construction)

and so it depends... If you want to be correct use the second and if you want to sound more like a native use the first. ;-)
 
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