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I need some help with this question for one of my units in world englishes please help!?
Q. Argue for or against the status of 'double negation' as a 'mistake' on spoken English. I am arguing for so I agree with this status. I believe double negation in spoken English can cause a lot of confusion in both written and spoken English. Any other thoughts on why double negatives should be avoided as they are considered grammatically incorrect? thanks
English, grammar -
In English, double negatives have a canceling-out effect, making the meaning positive. That's usually the opposite of what the speaker or writer intends.