Interested in Language
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."
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.