A mistake many English learners make has to do with the use of negatives in a sentence. In English two negatives cancel each other and the sentence becomes positive, which is confusing and considered incorrect.
I have not never done my work.
Really means: I have done my work.
Intended Meaning: I never do my work.
He doesn’t like nobody.
Really means: He likes some people.
Intended Meaning: He doesn’t like anybody.
She hasn’t been mean to no one.
Really means: She is mean to some people.
Intended Meaning: She is never mean.
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