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    Question I need help with prescriptive grammar

    I would like help from an english teacher to tell me how they feel about prescriptive grammar rules. In my paper I am writing about double negatives and would like to know what, if anything you don't like about double negatives. Do you feel that the use of double negatives is a problem? Would you correct the usage if you heard someone speaking with a double negative?

    Thanks Lindsay.

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    Default Re: I need help with prescriptive grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by lilfisha
    I am writing about double negatives and would like to know what, if anything you don't like about double negatives. Do you feel that the use of double negatives is a problem? Would you correct the usage if you heard someone speaking with a double negative?
    The following sources say it all, I believe:

    http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/023.html
    http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/double.html
    http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/c...uble_negatives

    Good luck, and all the best.

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