Element FORM/USE: 'NOT' + STANCE ADVERB, HEDGING
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can use 'not' + stance adverb, often in a mid position, to soften the directness of a statement.
Corrected Learner Example This is not necessarily the way the older generation would see it, though. (Slovenia; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; Slovene; Pass)

Being a passionate student of the English language, you do not necessarily need a teacher to guide you through the meanders of English. (Poland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2001; Polish; Pass)

I'm not sure what exactly they would expect us to do at the campsite, but organising the entertainment is not really my thing. (Austria; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; German; Pass)

Personally, I do not actually think that this relationship will change. (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2008; Greek; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments In the majority of cases, 'not necessarily' is used.

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