Interested in Language
I came up with this sentence today:
I understand the meaning of this sentence. Here in this sentence two things are being compared. Both are negative sentences. The first sentence is no more than the second sentence. And ultimately giving out a meaning that both the sentences are not true.Even she, who believed herself to be a revolutionary, could no more have broken her marital bangles than she could have driven a stake through her husband's heart.
But I wonder -
- The second part, that the first is being compared with - "she could have driven a stake through her husband's heart." - have no negative, yet how it means negative.
- How both the first part and second part tells out that both are impossible to her?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
This connects the two parts and the negative carries over because a comparison is being made.