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Hi teachers,

There's some doubt about all of us. Nobody is ever beyond suspicious when it comes to the potential violence.

I have trouble understanding:

1. There's some doubt about all of us. What does it mean?

2. Beyond suspicious. So is it suspicious or not suspicious?

3. Can you please tell what this sentence means?

Thanks

Tinanam
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Hi,

There's some doubt about all of us. Nobody is ever beyond suspicious when it comes to the potential violence.

There's some doubt about all of us. Nobody is ever beyond suspicion when it comes to -- the -- potential violence.

I have trouble understanding:

1. There's some doubt about all of us. What does it mean? It is likely that we are not violent. but there is some doubt about this.

2. Beyond suspicious. So is it suspicious or not suspicious? We are beyond suspicion means that is is impossible to suspect us.

3. Can you please tell what this sentence means? We all think we could never be violent, but we can never be sure.

Clive
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Firstly, I don't think the original sentence is correct but leaving that aside...

1. If there are doubts about someone, or to have doubts about someone means you can't be 100% certain. It will of course depend on the context what you are uncertain about.

2. The expression is "beyond suspicion". If someone is beyond suspicion, it also means you are 100% sure, you don't/can't suspect him/her.

3. So the sentence is saying that we can't be 100% sure about anyone when it comes to potential violence. The writer is either saying that everyone is capable of violence (which is a bit depressing), or that we can never tell just by looking at someone.

Hope that helps,

Wil
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Hi Clive,

Thank you for explaining the sentences to me.

Have a good day.

Tinanam
Hi Wrandom,

Thanks for your help. I actually copy sentences from news and magazines so I can ask for the meaning.

Tinanam
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