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Forum: General Chat September 17, 2008, 11:02 AM
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One interesting note is that double negation in...

One interesting note is that double negation in English was acceptable and used commonly until prescriptive grammarians wrote against it in the 18th century. For example Chaucer makes extensive use...
Forum: General Chat September 15, 2008, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Tomisimo
Double negatives

I thought this was cute...

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day.
"In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as...
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