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Why does 老舍 in《猫城记》 use the phrase 不是没有 in 因为不是没有阳光?

远处有些小山,也是灰色的,比天空更深一些;因为不是没有阳光,小山上是灰里带着些淡红,好像野鸽脖子上的彩闪。 猫城记,老舍, p.7 (photo; alt) I'd translate this to: In the distance there are some small mountains, which are also gray, darker than the sky; ...
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都 inside 她的吃穿用度,都和别人不一样。

她的吃穿用度,都和别人不一样。 My translation : Expenses which she spends for foods and attires/clothes are different from others. I guess that 都 which is used inside the original sentence functions as emphasizing ...
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Meaning of "~~" at the end of a sentence

I see quite often a few "~" characters placed at the end of sentences, especially in e-mails, texts, and social networks. Is this an informal exclamation or an emphasis mark? For example, the ...
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How do you emphasize unformatted Chinese text?

In English, one can write, "I am mad at you!" as "I AM MAD AT YOU!" for greater emphasis; on the internet, it's seen as "yelling". Absent the ability to format text (say, bold or italics), what is ...
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How to emphasize a word in writing?

I guess in English maybe this would only be done by italics, I am not sure but here is a sample in English and my bad translation to Chinese, what is the best way to emphasis? I know for example that ...
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Why use 的 at the end of a sentence such as 我一定會去看他的?

I'm looking for confirmation of the way I'm parsing a sentence with 的 at the end, and I'd appreciate some background or other examples of this usage. I found this sentence on 我一定會去看他的。 I'...
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