A: Look! Here’s the official catalog for the special exhibition we just visited.
B: That’s great. It’s got most of the works on display. We didn’t need to buy a ticket, we could just have looked through the catalog.
A: I’m not so sure. The photos in the catalog are printed well, but they can’t compete with the quality of the framed prints we just saw. There’s nothing like seeing the actual originals in person.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: You’re right, actually. Look at this one. The darker tones are blocked up — I remember the tonal gradations in the original being far more nuanced.
A: Still, I think I’ll buy one. It’ll be a good souvenir of the visit.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
“ I’m not so sure.”
This is a polite way of saying “I think you’re wrong.”
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