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I've just come across that phrase

I don't know if you can tell or not, but...

Would you tell me what it means and how I can use it?

Thanks for your help

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It means

I am not sure if you notice something

Example:

I don't know if you can tell or not, Rose has been pretty upset recently.

it means that I think Rose has been pretty upset and I am curious if you have noticed the same thing about her.

Also pretty good explanation here

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