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Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'

Yes, you say "I don't think it is the case.", rather than "I think it is not the case.",  if you think something is not the case. That is, if 'think', 'suppose', 'believe' or 'imagine' is used to introduce a negative idea, you say 'I don't think...', 'I don't suppose...', etc. The usage is called 'transferred negation'. You also say 'I don't think so.', 'I don't suppose so.', etc - in a negative 'short answer' structure. The word 'hope', on the other hand, is an exception, for example, you say…See More
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'
"@usra Thanks for being the first to add a comment here. Let's work on this sentence:"I supposed him a good person, but he was opposite of it.". Tips: you can say 'suppose someone to be something', not 'suppose someone…"
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setareh commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'
"I hope Expector continue to post useful tips of grammar. I don't think it's enough to read grammar points once; we should review them many times and use them. I don's suppose anyone can speak a language without mastering grammar. A…"
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LUCInka commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'
"I think Expector is right now sleeping :D I hope he won't wake up because of some nightmares!!! Anyway, I don't believe he would enjoy moonwalking or talking from dreams, screaming: Luciiii, post some blogssss! :D"
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Shoba commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'
"I hope Sir Expector will teach us all the grammar rules that he knows.  I hope she doesn't get angry when she hears this.  I don't think I will pass my exams if I sit in front of my laptop all day long.  Thank you for this…"
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usra riasat commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'
"I hope my sister will be in my favour . She doesn't think that I will attend the party coz now a days I'm out of city. I think he has taken a right decision, but my mother doesn't think so. I supposed him a good person, but he was…"
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Expector's Tips on English Usage (3): 'I don't think...'

Yes, you say "I don't think it is the case.", rather than "I think it is not the case.",  if you think something is not the case. That is, if 'think', 'suppose', 'believe' or 'imagine' is used to introduce a negative idea, you say 'I don't think...', 'I don't suppose...', etc. The usage is called 'transferred negation'. You also say 'I don't think so.', 'I don't suppose so.', etc - in a negative 'short answer' structure. The word 'hope', on the other hand, is an exception, for example, you say…See More
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (2): 'not A or B'
"@setareh Thanks for the comment! I assume you mean 'Neither' by 'Not' in the second sentence - you may mean 'Neither the movie...nor the one...was interesting.""
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setareh commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (2): 'not A or B'
"I don't like sandwich or pizza, but I love traditional food. Not the movie I saw last night nor the one I watched tonight were interesting. Dear Expector, thanks a lot for your useful tips."
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Afro commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (2): 'not A or B'
"Yes, thanks a lot, smith, and I will tell you why I asked. Thanks."
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Expector Smith commented on Risty Aven's blog post Are you....?
"Great! I enjoyed reading this blog. Keep it up!"
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (2): 'not A or B'
"Yes, I started to work at the age of 22. Hope you'll find my answers helpful, Afro!"
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Afro commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (2): 'not A or B'
"I see....then did you enter into your job at 22? I am asking you as I did not get this information in web. But I needed this information. Hope you did not mind."
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Expector's Tips on English Usage (2): 'not A or B'
"I think it's 22, Afro - since most of the students graduate from a university at that age."
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At 9:27 on October 1, 2016, Adaline Bala said…

Have a lovely weekend dear Expector!

At 5:29 on September 24, 2016, ELF-Noor said…

Respected Teacher,

Stay Blessed...

At 22:15 on September 23, 2016, Adaline Bala said…

Dear Expector, Sending best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

At 0:28 on September 19, 2016, Onee-chan said…

EC may not be interesting without a great mod like you, Doc. 

Have a wonderful week!  ^_^

At 21:34 on September 16, 2016, Adaline Bala said…

Have a nice weekend dear Expector!

At 15:44 on September 12, 2016, dara gino said…

Eid mubarak to admin. Smith!

At 19:23 on September 9, 2016, Adaline Bala said…

Dear Expector, Wishing you a lovely weekend! Take care!

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Dear Expector, Have a nice weekend! Stay blessed!

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Dear Expector! Wish you have a very lovely and great weekend. and would like send my gratitude for the excellent blogs writing.

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