The exact opposite.

99bottles

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Context: Dialogue.

-I would kiss (person A) and slap (person B).
-I would do the exact opposite.


Does the exact opposite make it clear that I mean she would kiss person B and slap person A? Or should I word it differently?
 

Yankee

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Context: Dialogue.

-I would kiss (person A) and slap (person B).
-I would do the exact opposite.


Does the exact opposite make it clear that I mean she would kiss person B and slap person A? Or should I word it differently?
Yes.
 

Tarheel

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I suggest:

Alice: I would kiss Mike and slap Pete.
Barb: I would do the exact opposite.

Barb would kiss Pete and slap Mike.
 
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