For example, if there is a debate around a topic and there are two views, and someone says this:

This statement should assure one that this paper is suitable.

Does this imply there are two different views on the paper?

And the person saying it believes their view is correct but does it mean they would not respect the other view?

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    It could just as easily imply that the paper, if spread on the floor, will collect the dirt spilled as a result of the argument.
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 22 at 19:22
  • It depends on the statement. This question is poorly posed and fuzzy.
    – Lambie
    Sep 22 at 20:07
  • Depends entirely on context. What statement are you talking about?
    – Stuart F
    Sep 22 at 20:22
  • Are they having a debate about the proper paper stock to print menus on?
    – Barmar
    Sep 22 at 22:25


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