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I haven't said I liked it either

Discussion in 'English Only' started by mirla, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. mirla Senior Member

    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Russia, Russian
    Hi!

    We were dicussing the word 'prude' with my friends and she said that she didn't like it. Since it was me who started the conversation maybe she thought that I liked it, but I didn't like it either. So I told her:
    I haven't said that I liked it either.

    And my question is - does my answer sounds English to you or you would better express this opinion in other words or with other constructions, like, say, "Notice, I didn't say I liked it".
     
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    I wouldn't say this: 'I haven't said that I liked it either.', but I think that I've heard it said.

    "Notice, I didn't say I liked it". :tick: Formal, but adequate to the job.
     
  3. mirla Senior Member

    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Russia, Russian
    And what would be less formal?
     
  4. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    Just lose the 'notice'. 'I didn't say that I liked it'. Though this can sound just a little confrontational. If you're seeking agreement, and want to emphasise that fact, then you might say 'I also dislike it'.
     
  5. mirla Senior Member

    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Russia, Russian
    But what if I don't dislike it, if I just don't care. What to say then?
     
  6. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    You could tell her that you're indifferent to it.
     
  7. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    "Did I say I liked it?"
     

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