I am puzzled with a meaning of a sentence with negation and referring to it.

When someone says:

If you don't think that our case has been won, which I, personally do, then...

Is the person saying she/he agrees with the statement "our case has been won" or disagrees with it?

  • I think you should translate it into your native language. – Lambie Aug 12 '20 at 20:00

The speaker most likely thinks X (in opposition to the listener).

Replace think that our case has been won with 'verb' X, expand the contraction and you have:

If you do not X, which I personally do...

Does that make the contrast clearer?

  • @deff17 If this answered your question, please click the check mark next to my reply so others can see you no longer require assistance. Glad to help! – Micah Windsor Aug 17 '20 at 5:06

I would say from my own understanding of the sentence, the speaker does think X.

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    Welcome to English Language Learners! Please explain why your answer is correct; answers without explanation don't teach the patterns of English well and may be deleted. – Glorfindel Aug 12 '20 at 20:38

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