Thursday, December 13, 2012

Double Negative

Double negative refers to a clause in which two negatives are used instead of one to give emphasis.

Incorrect Usage: The audience could not barely hear the speech.
Correct Usage: “The audience could barely hear the speech” or “The audience could not hear the speech”.

Incorrect Usage: He does not know nothing about this deal.
Correct Usage: “He does not know about this deal” or “He knows nothing about this deal”.

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