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Simon, If you were a famous footballer in the 70s, my brother Tim would know.
 

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I'd say either, depending on the context- it could mean that I'm going to check,or that I have and don't believe Simon.;-)
 
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tdol said:
I'd say either, depending on the context- it could mean that I'm going to check,or that I have and don't believe Simon.;-)


This is interesting:

I've already asked my brother and he's never heard of Simon.
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Especially when:

Simon, If you were a famous footballer in the 70s, my brother Tim would know. He says he's never heard of you.
 

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Wouldn't 'Either' cover that? I think it's unlikely that anyone would vote exclusisvely for this interpretation.;-)
 
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tdol said:
Wouldn't 'Either' cover that? I think it's unlikely that anyone would vote exclusisvely for this interpretation.;-)

It would indeed.
 
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