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canonian: "If someone said I have a blue car, why would you reply with "Are you sure that it is blue, maybe it's only blue when (insert your scenario here)."

It depends.

If you said you had a blue car, I would believe you because it would be in your personal knowledge.

If someone else said so, it would depend on the context. I might have questions to ask. Like how does that person know you have a blue car? Does it come from personal knowledge or are they relying upon what you told them.

canonian: {{{"I understand what you are saying however he has not been in a car since his driving test."}}}

JAFO: <<<Are you absolutely certain? Has he ever driven a friend's car? Perhaps even as designated driver?>>>

You said your son was away at school. I was a college student once. I have children who were college students. And I know that not every college student tells necessarily tells his parents 100% of what has been going on. Omission is not a fabrication, and absent an oath or a 10b-5 obligation under Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, is not an issue.

Given that you have only your son's words for his having "never" driven since he has been in school, you are not speaking from personal knowledge; it is hearsay. And I gave one example, which placed your son in a good light helping out a friend, wherein some students would not necessarily tell their parent(s). It was a question, not a fabrication (which would generally require a statement of fact absent question that contains assumes an underlying fact).

It still feels like a reasonable question to me.

JAFO

PS - And if my posts bother you that much, you can ignore them or you can even place me entirely on ignore
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