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Practice One:

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.


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    1. that there was music

    2. someone is redecorating


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    Are those supposed to be considered complete sentences or just an implicature? Thanks!

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    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.

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