- 1 Post By bhaisahab
not disobey = “not” + “pay no attention to”
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is something wrong with the following sentences which I found in different English written works?
Then Sun Tzu sent a messenger to the King saying: "Your soldiers, Sire, are now properly drilled and disciplined, and ready for your majesty's inspection. They can be put to any use that their sovereign may desire; bid them go through fire and water, and they will not disobey."
Moses said, "Allah willing, you will find me patient and I will not disobey you in aught.”
If you choose not to show these manners you do not disobey but simply ignore it.
I entertain suspicion that in the sentences in question are used two forms of negation in the same clause.
For example : not disobey = “not” + “pay no attention to” that reads very, very oddly.
Re: not disobey = “not” + “pay no attention to”
I honestly don't understand the problem with 'will not disobey', it seems quite a normal construction to me, and it says quite clearly what it means.
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