that can't be it [=can't be the end?]

Tyrion Lann

Senior Member
INDIA -Hindi
Can I say " that can't be it" to mean this can't be the end.

Like a boyfriend to his girlfriend: "you can't leave me for your ex, what about those promises we took together, and dreams we made together.
that can't be it!
that can't be it!"
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    No, that doesn't work.

    It might work on the other side: "You lied to me again. That's it. I won't see you any more."
    (I'm just making up an example.)
     

    Tyrion Lann

    Senior Member
    INDIA -Hindi
    A: you want to say anything more.
    B: No, that's it.
    A: No, that can't be it, you have to give the money you took away from me.
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    That doesn't work.
    < --- >
    We might say "That can't be it", but then 'it' refers to a specific idea or thing defined by the context. It won't be understood as 'the end' or 'the final action/thing said/ etc.'


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