Posted on 03/23/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You can add double negatives to the list of grammatical structures that were historically acceptable for years before language prescriptivists shot them down.

Grammar Girl explains how we came to decide they were all wrong and also offers five situations in which a double negative is perfectly acceptable.

So let’s split those infinitives, end sentences with prepositions, and double up on the negatives!

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

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