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Offline navi

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didn't know
« on: March 31, 2021, 01:55:45 am »
1) He said things he didn't know were true.

I think this sentence means:

He said things that were true but he didn't know they were true.''

Is that correct?

Could it also mean:

He said things that were untrue and he didn't know whether they were true or not.

Gratefully,
Navi
« Last Edit: March 31, 2021, 05:39:56 am by navi »

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Re: didn't know
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 10:25:12 am »
He said things which might have been true, or might not have been true; but he didn't know which.
He might also have been trying to give the impression that the things he said were true; whereas, in fact, he didn't know if they were.
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