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    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Well said, Barb.
    I was racking my brains to think of a simple example!
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    PS Maybe I should have said "wrecking"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I have found, without fail, that on television crime dramas, when they tell an innocent person about a murder, the innocent person says either "I know! I'm shocked! It's so sad, etc" or "What? Oh my God! When? Where?"

    And without fail, the guilty person says, "I don't know nuthin' about that."

    I do use double negatives all the time, but only ironically, in jest. (Or intentionally to be create the positive, like "I don't not want to do it, but I just don't have time to do it now!")

    For "I don't know nuthin' about that."

    a. To me, it's wrong in grammer. Instead, I will say,

    1. I don't know anything about that.

    or

    2. I know nothing about that.
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    b. By the way, are nothing and nuthing the same?
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    ju

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Then, can I say

    I was racking my brains to think of a single reason why she has been treating me so heartless.

    ju

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    Default Re: reliable

    i agree with them i think all 4 sentences are right ..
    best of luck ju

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    Hi Ju

    "I was racking my brains to think of a single reason why she has been treating me so heartlessly."

    This would work for me (NES but not a teacher)

    Best regards
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    Hi Ju

    As far as your earlier post is concerned:

    a) Other than in jest (as per Barb_D's post), anyone using the expression might as well say: "I don't know nuthin' about gramma' or spellin'."

    b) I would regard "Nuthin', nuthing and even nothink and nuthink" as basically variations on the same English word, "nothing", as pronounced by those who haven't had access to (or profited from) a decent education.

    Hope this helps
    R21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi Ju

    As far as your earlier post is concerned:

    a) Other than in jest (as per Barb_D's post), anyone using the expression might as well say: "I don't know nuthin' about gramma' or spellin'."

    b) I would regard "Nuthin', nuthing and even nothink and nuthink" as basically variations on the same English word, "nothing", as pronounced by those who haven't had access to (or profited from) a decent education.

    Hope this helps
    R21
    Does it mean I shouldn't follow the using of "Nuthin', nuthing,nothink and nuthink".

    ju

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    Hi Ju

    Other than in jest (as in Barb_D's case), you should avoid using the words "nuthin' " etc.

    Best regards
    R21

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