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    #1

    You owe nothing to nobody

    Hello!

    Is it correct to say: "You owe nothing to nobody" ?

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    #2

    Re: You owe nothing to nobody

    No, not in careful writing. Many Americans use that kind of construction frequently though.

    You should write You owe nothing to anybody. More typical wording would be ​You don't owe anything to anybody.
    I am not a teacher.

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