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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Over yet

    In the following sentence:

    "And itís an object with fascinating stories and stories that are, by no means, over yet."

    ...
    does it make any difference using the negative form?

    " ... and stories that aren't, by no means, over yet."

  2. BobK's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Over yet

    Formally, it should be " ... and stories that aren't, by any means, over yet." But informally, in speech, with the commas representing a longish pause, many authorities wouldn't regard repetition of the negative as seriously wrong or misleading.

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