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Does If that's what you believe mean If that's what you believe In?

Sorry I'm feeling a little slow today.

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  • 8 months ago
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    If that is what you believe to be true.

    • A7 months agoReport

      This Is what I was getting at thanks!

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  • 7 months ago

    It probably means whatever floats your boat around the moat while wearing a fur coat and carrying a goat in a canvas tote.

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  • 8 months ago

    "If that's what you believe" does not necessarily mean "If that's what you believe in." "If that's what you believe" usually means "If that's your opinion (then that's the end of the discussion, because I can see that you won't change your opinion.)"

    • John P
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      7 months agoReport

      Somebody might say: "I think that all cars are blue". I might say: "OK, if that's what you believe." The use of "believe IN" there is wrong. The words "believe in" usually refer to religious belief, e.g. "I believe in Jesus".

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  • 8 months ago

    'Believe' and 'believe in' don't necessarily mean the same thing.

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  • 8 months ago

    Not necessarily. But in some cases. Context is key.

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