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what are the differences between the two sentences?

 
 
yellhue
 
Reply Thu 13 Jun, 2013 07:31 am
-Not all explanations are correct.
-All explanations are not correct.
Do the two sentences have the same meaning ?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jun, 2013 07:37 am
@yellhue,
yellhue wrote:

-Not all explanations are correct.
-All explanations are not correct.
Do the two sentences have the same meaning ?


No. They are very different.

-Not all explanations are correct. = Some explanations are wrong.
-All explanations are not correct. = ALL explanations are wrong.
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RealEyes
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jun, 2013 10:47 pm
@yellhue,
"Not all" x are "correct" The word "not" is modifying the target subject "all" which bear the quality of "correct."

"All" x are "not correct" The subject of your speech here is "all" and they bear the quality of "not correct."

I hope that helps.
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