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    #1

    nothing

    Hello,

    -Sometimes, there is not nothing better.

    I could't understand that what it means. Does it mean there is anything better or something esle? Because 'not' and 'nothing' are used together.

    Thanks...

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    Re: nothing

    There exists no thing, idea, concept, plan, whatever, that is better than whatever you are talking about.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    Hello,

    -Sometimes, there is not nothing better.

    I could't understand that what it means. Does it mean there is anything better or something esle? Because 'not' and 'nothing' are used together.

    Thanks...
    As you pointed out, it uses "not" and "nothing" which makes it grammatically incorrect. There are two possibilities:

    Sometimes, there is nothing better.
    Sometimes, there isn't anything better.

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    #4

    Re: nothing

    Sorry, I managed to miss that "not" completely!
    There is nothing better.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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