Double Negative Type
Double Negative Type - 1
Negative + negative = weak positive
She is not incorrect. (She IS correct)
The plan is not without risk. (The plan HAS risk)
Time is not unlimited. (Time IS limited)
TIP: This type of negative is grammatically acceptable, but should be avoided. It is used when the speakers want to be indirect and avoid offending someone.
Double Negative Type 2:
Negative + verb + negative = strong negative
I haven’t seen nobody. (I haven’t seen anybody)
I can’t get no satisfaction. (I can’t get any satisfaction)
Don’t tell me nothing. (Don’t tell me anything)
TIP: This type of double negative is sometimes used in informal spoken English. One should avoid using it in academic and professional situations—especially in TOEFL, IELTS, college or job application letters.
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