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Do you perceive a difference in meaning between these two sentences? (see details)

Asked by laureth (27086 points ) February 18th, 2010

Sentence 1: “Not everyone likes ice cream.”

Sentence 2: “Everyone doesn’t like ice cream.”

To me, the first sentence means that some people like ice cream and some people don’t, whereas the second means that everyone in the whole wide world dislikes ice cream. Mr. Laureth perceives no difference in meaning between the two, saying that they both mean that some people, but not others, have a taste for that frozen treat.

Am I the weird one here?

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