Another question from me. Reading a text, I stumbled upon the following sentence:


As always, stay safe and have a good day.

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    What part do you not understand? How did you attempt to understand it? – dainichi Apr 2 '14 at 0:59
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    What if you parse it as 「では、テレビがあれば、万事それで済むか?」といえば、そうではない。? – user1016 Apr 3 '14 at 16:20

Could some hypothetical thing be true ? .... mmmmm, not necessarily.

"Putting 2 more engineers on the task should get it done quicker" かといえば、そうではない。

It's a rhetorical construct, similar to what politicians and C-level executives often employ:

"Do I think that it's a good thing that 200 people lost their lives? Of course I don't!"

"Do I think it could have been worse had we not stopped the blah blah blah? Yes I do."

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