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Essorant
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Question "Is that not true?"

If it is true, rather than not true, what is the grammatically correct answer: Yes or No?

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"Is thant not true?"

-Thats a thinker isn't it..... hehehe

How do you answere

"Isn't it true...."
eheheheh


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Nan
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Or..."Isn't that right?"...
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3 posted 08-08-2004 10:12 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

No es verdad?

Si..

Si...
Essorant
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Woman: do you smoke?
Man: no.
Woman: Really
Man: yes.
Woman: yes, you do?
Man: No!
Woman: do you truly not smoke?
Man:  Yes.
Woman: Yes?  You do?
Man:  No!!!


You see what happens?
Katerie
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It's sort of like circular thinking.  

If you were asked a question with "...is that not true?", then I would think that if it is not true, you would reply yes.  You just have to be quicker than the other guy.  Or else you can simply repeat the question saying, "No, that is not true."  

Eh.

Like a ship blown from it's mooringby a wind off the sea- I have been changed for good.

eor
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6 posted 03-14-2006 04:18 PM       View Profile for eor   Email eor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eor

Oy Vey!

My mind is warped just trying to not, not think about it

A change is going to come...

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Just simply answer with the word "Correct"
(VsmileV) It is like a reverse card to flip it back onto the origional question:
ChristianSpeaks
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Because the direct object is a negative, a positive answer (yes) would mean "not true" (false). If you give a negative answer then you create a double negative ( not, not true) which equals a positive - true. If you are looking for some sort of philosophical question or something - then, holy hell I don't know.

CS
 
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