I'm not saying... "I'm not saying it was a good idea, I'm saying I snapped! " Is "i'm noting saying..." a set phrase in English?How can I use it?
Feb 20, 2012 2:56 PM
Answers · 2
I am not saying is heard often. It is not a complete idea. It needs to be followed by what is not being said. It clarifies what the speaker sees as a possible miscommunication. If I think you may believe I am saying one thing when I am not, I may want t clear it up for you. What is not being said, sometimes is being hinted at... "I am not saying I expect to be paid for this explanation, but you could choose to do that."
February 20, 2012
Kinda. A good example of the "be doing smth" being something more, semantically.
February 20, 2012
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