not the rifle too

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navi tasan

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1) I told him not to bring the rifle as well as the handgun.

2) I told him not to bring the handgun and the rifle also.


3) 1) I told him not to bring the handgun and the rifle too.


Which of the above could mean:
A) I told him to bring neither the rifle nor the handgun.

Which of them could mean:
B) I told him that he could or should bring the handgun but not the rifle as well.

Which of them could mean:
C) I told him to bring one of them.

Which could mean:
D) I told him he should bring one of them.

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Navi.
 

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A careful writer would write I told him not to bring the handgun or the rifle.​ Careless writers risk having their texts misinterpreted.
 

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1) I told him not to bring the rifle as well as the handgun.

2) I told him not to bring the handgun and the rifle also.


3) I told him not to bring the handgun and the rifle too.

All three sentences are wrong. Please note the differences in the following sentences and their negations:

I told him to bring the handgun and the rifle. (positive)
I told him not to bring the handgun or the rifle. (negative)

I told him to bring the handgun and the rifle too/also. (positive)
I told him not to bring the handgun or the rifle either. (negative)
 
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