posted by Alicia on .
Speaker 1: Was there a fiddler at the bar last night?
Speaker 2: There was a man scraping a bow across a violin.
Speaker 1: Do you like my new carpet?
Speaker 2: The wallpaper's not bad.
1. that there was music
2. someone is redecorating
Are those supposed to be considered complete sentences or just an implicature? Thanks!
An implicature is something meant, implied, or suggested distinct from what is said.
"The music was terrible."
"I don't like your new carpet."
I hope this helps a little more.