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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