I've got a dumb question, Let's take a look at this sentence "He doesn't like young women or any women for that matter" so what's the main matter, his not liking all kind of women or merely young women ?


The main point would actually be that he does not like women, at all. Without seeing the context around the sentence, the author seems to be using this method of writing to surprise the reader - ultimately letting you know that the man does not like any woman.

  • Why do you think it has anything to do with homosexuality? The man in question could just as easily be a misogynist. I don't think new learners of English should get the idea that this necessarily has something to do with sexuality. – stangdon May 2 '16 at 20:38
  • @stangdon Good point. I changed my answer accordingly. – KittyConsultant May 2 '16 at 21:19
  • so what do I have to infer from your answers , the author's intention was to imply that the man doesn't like any women at all or simply youngsters? please be more clear. – Cavid Hummatov May 2 '16 at 21:41
  • The author would have been responding to the question of whether the man likes young women, and then would have added that he doesn't like any women at all as a side note. So the first phrase would have been more specific to the situation, but the latter might be important to the construction of his character in later events. – Inazuma May 2 '16 at 21:49
  • @CavidHummatov Any women at all, as my post still says – KittyConsultant May 3 '16 at 1:02

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