W.O.W. Fail Miserably

RR120 Word of the Week: Fail Miserably which is more of a phrase…and a nuanced phrase at that. Could it be a double negative? Ried thinks yes. Of course there are some exceptions when a double negative is acceptable but not in Standard English. Not not if you are in a formal situation.
This rule has been around since 1762.
Do you use double negatives when you speak? Need examples of what a multiple negation? Check out the research links below.

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Research and Links:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/us/amp/english/miserably
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/miserably
https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/miserably
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/fail
https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/us/amp/english/fail
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_negative

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-double-negatives.html
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/grammar/double-negatives

 


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