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Native English Speaker Help

 
 
Lilkanyon
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 07:37 pm
@dylan22,
As I stated in PM, I dont think we are qualified to help you with the answers your looking for. I wish you the best of luck,but this mystery is your own to solve.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 07:46 pm
@dylan22,
I understand that you would like it if the answer was A, but it is still B.

The person in the photo is not who you hoped it would be.
dylan22
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 08:18 pm
@ehBeth,
It's just the fact that I am confused that Lilkanyon disagrees with the answer?
Lilkanyon
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 08:35 pm
@dylan22,
in PM with you now...there it will stay..
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 08:38 pm
@dylan22,
thank you for elucidating what this is all about.
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dylan22
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 09:03 pm
Yeah, in fact I edited the conversation for the forum, so I don't need to tell the whole story. My father's name is Roger.

That is the real conversation:
Me (sending a low resolution photo): Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No.
Me (sending a higher resolution of the photo): I always think about my Roger. But they are not the same then.
Cathy (looks closer, as the photo is now high resolution): No they aren't.

Does now Cathy's last statement "no they aren't" make sense to you? Smile
a) "No, (I was wrong), they are the same (person)."
b) " No, they are not the same (person). "
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 01:18 am
@dylan22,
You're just going to keep asking this question until someone tells you what you want to hear, huh? Good luck with that.
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dylan22
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:46 am
I am just confused how many people tell me that Cathy's answer "No they aren't" is totaly clear it means that, then others tell me its wrong and then some say it is totaly unclear what it means. And all of them are native speakers. :/ How can that happen? And what's true now if you read the 100% real conversation?

Me (sending a low resolution photo): Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No.
Me (sending a higher resolution of the photo): I always think about my Roger. But they are not the same then.
Cathy (looks closer, as the photo is now high resolution): No they aren't.

a) "No, (I was wrong), they are the same (person)."
b) " No, they are not the same (person)."
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:51 am
@dylan22,
Which native speakers told you otherwise? If it was Dalehileman, he says things like that just to get attention. Every native English speaker that i've seen in this thread has told you the same thing. Maybe hileman told you different, i don't know, i don't read his bullsh*t. Everyone else has told you the same thing.
dylan22
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:55 am
@Setanta,
So far you and Tes told it meana "they are not the same Person" and Lilkanyon told that thia isn't correct. Vor did I musunderstand something?
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:58 am
@dylan22,
Tes yeux and i are not the only ones. I don't believe that Lilkanyon is a native-speaker of English. I look at what she (?) writes and ask myself what the hell she thinks she's doing giving advice about English.
dylan22
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 09:45 am
@Setanta,
OK thank you, and jusf to be 100% safe:
If you read the real unedited conversation you think Cathy's last statement "No they aren't" has the meaning "No, they are not the same person.", correct? Smile

That is the real conversation:
Me (sending a low resolution photo): Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No.
Me (sending a higher resolution of the photo): I always think about my Roger. But they are not the same then.
Cathy (looks closer, as the photo is now high resolution): No they aren't.
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dylan22
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:52 pm
Background:
Cathy is a person I met on the Internet. She told a story about her friend Roger xxxxxx. That is also the name of my father, so I wanted to know if her friend is my father or if it is just an identical name. I wrote her a mail with a picture of my father.

So if you read the real unedited conversation you all think Cathy's last statement "No they aren't" has the meaning "No, they are not the same person.", correct?


That is the real conversation:
Me (sending a low resolution photo): Is that an old photo of your friend?
Cathy: No.
Me (sending a higher resolution of the photo): I always think about my Roger. But they are not the same then.
Cathy (looks closer, as the photo is now high resolution): No they aren't.
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2016 02:30 am
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Lilkanyon
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2016 04:56 pm
@Setanta,
What does this entire topic have to do with english anyway? A very vague answer that I repeated over and over again requires more information and now I am questioned on my understanding of english? Tbh? I think Dylan22 is having fun keeping his thread going by creating dissention, and I am done. Constantly asking my opinion when I have given a logical opinion over and over is tiresome. Good luck to you Brian. I hope you figure it out. But I will not be anyones guinnea pig on my knowlege of the english language.
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momoends
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2016 03:37 am
@dylan22,
b
it´s like:
bryan: i thought you were 30 years old
cathy: no, i´m not
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