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    Red face standard english

    My daughter has got to put a sentance into standard english.

    'I don't want none of that fish'

    in standard english would this be

    'I do not want any of that fish' is don't not standard english?

    thanks

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    Re: standard english

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Smith View Post
    My daughter has got to put a sentance into standard english.

    'I don't want none of that fish'

    in standard english would this be

    'I do not want any of that fish' is don't not standard english?

    thanks
    It's better to say : I want none of that fish (those fishes).


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    Re: standard english

    It's not "don't" that's incorrect, but the use of "none" with it in this context, which creates a double negative.

    "I don't want any of that fish" is correct.

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    Re: standard english

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It's not "don't" that's incorrect, but the use of "none" with it in this context, which creates a double negative.

    "I don't want any of that fish" is correct.
    And what's the difference between "I don't want any of that fish" and "I want none of that fish"

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    Re: standard english

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    And what's the difference between "I don't want any of that fish" and "I want none of that fish."
    none in that context means, no part; i.e., I don't want anything to do with that fish.

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    Re: standard english

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    none in that context means, no part; i.e., I don't want anything to do with that fish.
    O.k Thanks!

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