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I found several ways to negate the sentence

"I told everyone everything about the event.":

  1. I told someone everything about the event.
  2. I told everyone something but not all about the event.
  3. It is not the case that I told everyone everything about the event.

Which one correctly negates the sentence? And why?

Thank you very much for your time, Leon

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It is clear that all of your three examples assert something that contradicts the original

I told everyone everything about the event

as would

I told everybody nothing about the event

I told everybody everything about something else

However

It is not the case that I told everyone everything about the event.

more clearly maps to the original.

Under this definition of negation

Negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement into its opposite denial.

I think a key characteristic of negation is one of opposition - I think we should be able to re-negate the negation and fully recover the original

it is not clear that

I told someone everything about the event

should be negated to the original.

I told someone nothing about the event

would be an alternative candidate

It is not the case that I told everyone everything about the event.

simply recovers the original meaning by removing the "not".

It is the case that I told everyone everything about the event.

Hence I think your third option is the best.

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