posted by Anonymous .
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
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.