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    Default Which one is right?

    I'm doing some english tests and i am undecided. This is the exercise:

    He's never written an e-mail in French.

    a) Neither has his wife.
    b) So is his wife.
    c) Neither is his wife.
    d) So does his wife.

    I think the correct answer is "a", but i'm not sure. I was taught that, in english, you can't negate the phrase twice and that's how the usage of neither in this phrase sounds for me. In this case I would chose option "b".

    Please explain to me. Thank you for your time!

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    Default Re: Which one is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathless View Post
    I think the correct answer is "a" , but i 'm not sure. I was taught that, in e English, you can't negate the phrase twice and that's how the usage of 'neither' in this phrase sounds for me. In this case I would chose option "b" X

    Please explain to me.
    There is no double negation here.

    He has never (not ever) written an email in French.

    His wife has never (not ever) written an email in French, either.
    Neither has his wife.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Which one is right?

    Thank you for the fast explanation. I love this forum!

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    Default Re: Which one is right?

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