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"May it not also be that the cause of civilization itself will be defended by the skill and devotion of a few thousand airmen?"
As a rule, also is not used in the negative clause.But here...Thanks a lot!
Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Jul-2010 at 22:21. Reason: Typo
I have reviewed the book on Idiomatic usage in Englis by a Chinese expert.He said we could say "He did not come, and she also did not come."But we don't say:"He did not come,and she did not also come."He didn't say "also" cannot be used in interrogative sentences.
OK, but that's to do with the position of the word in the sentence, and the word order for the first is better, but that doesn't mean it cannot be used in a negative clause. In the first it comes before the whole verb phrase because it is the whole verb phrase (did not come) that is the same and not only the verb come.