A: You prefer e-books to printed paper books, don’t you?
B: Actually, not necessarily, it depends. For example, I’ll buy the e-book version of comics, novels, books on finance or biographies, but for intensive reading, like with language textbooks, I’ll buy the actual book.
A: Hmm, that makes sense. I’ll put several books in my bag, thinking to read them during the course of the day, and I lug them around every day, breaking my back, and it always turns out that the book I want to read I didn’t bring out with me.
Photo: Wu Pei-hua, Liberty Times 照片：自由時報記者吳佩樺
B: Ha, you like doing things the hard way, don’t you?
A: So, I’m thinking, if I had the e-book, I could bring hundreds of books with me when I go out, just like that.
B: You’re absolutely right.
（Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱）
“Not necessarily, it depends”
To all intents and purposes, these two phrases essentially mean the same thing, although it is not necessarily wrong to use them together. It depends.
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