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    Default is it allright to say?..

    ...."that cannot be deny not even by science"..
    i`m not sure because i`m using NOT two times in the sentence....
    is the lyric of a song i`m writing so it doesn`t have to be perfect, just not wrong....thanks!
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    Default Re: is it allright to say?..

    [Not a teacher]

    I would have written:

    'that cannot be denied, not even by science'

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    Default Re: is it allright to say?..

    - note the comma, which stops the second 'not' from being a double negative (and if one more person says 'Shakespeare did it so it's OK mnyeah!'... 'I shall do.... such things' (as Shakespeare put it).

    But it's not all right to spell 'all right' as one word.

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    Default Re: is it allright to say?..

    Quote Originally Posted by diegogaga View Post
    "... that cannot be deny not even by science ..."
    I'm not sure because I'm using NOT two times in the sentence.
    It is the lyric of a line from a song I'm writing so it doesn`t have to be perfect, just not wrong. Thanks!
    Diego
    I agree with the previous post: "... that cannot be denied, not even by science ..."

    Please look at the amendments I have made to your post above. Please remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with only one punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: is it allright to say?..

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But it's not all right to spell 'all right' as one word.
    How do you feel about alright?

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    b

    PS But I'm afraid that ship has already sailed.

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    Default Re: is it allright to say?..

    I'm with Bob. It really jumps off the page at me still but I have to concede that it's very common. I like this opinion: http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/...ght-or-alright
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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