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navi
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 2:06:40 AM
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1) She won't do it for anything.
2) She will do it for nothing.

Which means
a) There's nothing that can make her do it
and which means
b) She'll do it for free
and which means
c) She'll do it, but for no particular reason or for any gain

I doubt that '1' could be used for 'b'. But can't it be used for 'c'?

Consider:
A) She won't do it for anything (in particular). It'll just be an irrational impulsive act.

And can't '2' have all three meanings?

Consider:
B) She'll stop for nothing.

Gratefully,
Navi

pjharvey
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 6:06:33 AM
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1) means a) and 2) means b).
I don't think there are other possible meanings.
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