A double negative is the use of negation twice within the same sentence. For example, “I did not hear nothing”. Though the intent of this sentence may be to assure someone that I did not hear anything, the actual message that comes across is that I did hear something. This is why you should try to avoid these in writing and speaking to ensure that your target message is being portrayed correctly.
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