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    why is the following sentence wrong? Denny said, "Nobody is going nowhere until the work is done."

    0  Views: 660 Answers: 6 Posted: 12 years ago

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    anywhere.....Do NOT use double negative words in the same sentence.

    figtree3

    That's the rule.

    Didn't we answer this already? Try doing your own homework instead of having others do it for you. How can you learn when you have others just giving you the answer? 

    doolittle

    I agree!

    I've got to add my 2 cents because this is one of the grammatical errors that just drives me crazier. If nobody is going nowhere, it means that somebody IS going SOMEwhere.  
    It is like saying, "I don't have no pencil".  If you do not have "no pencil", you must have "a pencil".   

    It's only wrong if somebody is, or somebodies are, actually going somewhere.

    Thank you. I was not asking for it to be corrected, but why it was wrong. You told me what I was looking for. thank you.

    Colleen

    Moderator
    We get a lot of these types of questions and in all of them, the student wants to sentence to be corrected. We can only go by what we know from previous questions.

    It should read Denny said Nobody is going  any where until the work is done.



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