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19 Feb 2012 — Not-Because

What does this sentence mean?

 

woman with a phone
She did not buy a new phone because she already had one.

 

 

 

 

Click the option that improves the sentence.
  

1.

 

Her not buying a phone was because she already had one.

 

 

 

 

2.

Her not buying a phone was not because she already had one. (It was some other reason.)

 

 

 

 

3.

It's ambiguous.  It could mean either of the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

clarify (v.) – make clear

 

 

 Solution - lightbulb Not-Because (using a comma before because)


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