Not that that matters in the least to you.

Kenny Chang

Senior Member
Chinese(Traditional)
Hello, everyone. I had this line from the movie Captain America: Civil War.
What confused me was: Why are there two that's in the sentence? What's its grammatical structure?
I googled this sentence and got 33,700 results. And I tried to google "Not that matters in the least to you", which sounds more correct to me, but I got only 2 results. :confused:
So is "Not that that matters in the least to you" a correct sentence? Thank you.
 
  • suacy

    Member
    English - USA
    You could rephrase it as "Not (because) [thing] matters in the least to you", where [thing] is whatever the speaker was referring to.
     

    Kenny Chang

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Traditional)
    Thank you, The Newt and suacy. :thumbsup:
    I think I kind of understand this usage, so I made these sentences to make sure my understanding is right.

    Not that getting bad grades matters in the least to you.
    [ getting bad grades = that thing = that ]
    = Not that that matters in the least to you.

    Is that right?
     

    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Thank you, The Newt and suacy. :thumbsup:
    I think I kind of understand this usage, so I made these sentences to make sure my understanding is right.

    Not that getting bad grades matters in the least to you.
    [ getting bad grades = that thing = that ]
    = Not that that matters in the least to you.

    Is that right?
    Yes.
     
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