Poll: He don't know nothing about it.

He don't know nothing about it.

No mistakes
One mistake
Two mistakes
Four mistakes

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  • Comments: 18
  • Added: January 2004

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Comments:

PLP

Two- one of the negatives and 'does' or 'knows'.

Lindt

Only if the double negative is an error.

cyril

Depends partly upon the context and the related facts!

Tienan87

Hello, I was wondering how many mistakes in that sentence, please give me an exact answer as soon as possible.

thanks a lot x

Martin

Two negatives on the same sentence: "don't" and "nothing". Yes, double negative is an error.

nevar111

First, "don't" is an error, it represents "do not". It should be "does not" (contracted) and second, "nothing" , of course, should be "anything".

Trish

Well, first mistake is when we use do not with a singular subject. The sentence has two negatives which makes it a positive sentence. We can put it this way..."He knows nothing about it or He doesn't know anything about it." So, the sentence has two mistakes, the plural form of the verb and the double negative of the words.

Michael

only one. don't should be doesn't. "nothing" here is correct. Like I don't know nothing. this is correct.

mailshowanist

That's not English its American.

Amy

Michael,

If you don't know nothing, that means you know something. So it's a double negative, therefore incorrect.

shamskkp

two mistakes are there....
First, We use do not with plural. So it should be doesn't.
Second, The sentence has two negatives. do not and nothing. it gives positive meaning......

youssef

He doesn't know anything about it.
I think that the first sentence is slangy, and informal.

teresa

It should read ' He doesn't know anything' but apart from the 'don't' being incorrect the statement actuallly means he actually knows something, and I am sure thats not the intention of the statement.

cyber

don't --> doesn't
&
nothing --> anything

Patti

He 'doesn't' know 'anything' about it.

Vinny

This is so simple. There are two mistakes.
1. Don't should be be doesn't.
2. Nothing should be anything.

Incorrect:
He don't know nothing about it.
Correct:
He doesn't know anything about it.

Bikash

1st- Don't should be Doesn't
2nd-Nothing should be Anything

vineet

he doesn't know any thing.

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