One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
It is not to be inferred that.‘I'll never be allowed back—not that I'd want to go back’
- ‘There is also a sense that he is free to speak his mind - not that he ever bit his tongue in the commentary-box.’
- ‘Even the most pretentious of wine snobs, not that I know any, can expect to be amazed at Bacar.’
- ‘The gap opened quickly, not that there was ever any lessening in Radcliffe's effort.’
- ‘These must be confusing times for the singer - not that this makes them anything new.’
- ‘He may even have been present at my 18th birthday do - not that I can remember much about it.’
- ‘It is their art and it is their sport, and it takes up a fair chunk of their lives, not that they complain.’
- ‘It is supposed to be easier to win a title than it is to retain it, not that Glasgow Hawks noticed.’
- ‘I have experience in this area, not that I have ever visited a working girl as I have not.’
- ‘I felt her tilt her head back to look at me, not that she would have seen anything in the dark.’
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