Monday, January 3, 2011

Incorrect Grammar-- most of you do this (I think)

I read this is my PSAT Grammar review book. I've made up a similar sentence.

Sentence: "I don't want none of that pizza"

Now, the negatives cancel out, like math. Two negatives equal a positive. So cancel the negatives and you receive:

Sentence "I want some of that pizza"

You've no idea how many times I hear my friends do this, and I even hear it on television!

4 Comments,

Melissa said...

I have no idea if I do this or not. I don't think I do but I have no real idea. Now I'm going to try and see if I do.

Julie said...

Ooh, I know. I hear it all of the time, and since I'm around it, I do it. It's so annoying. :p A lot of people I know say "seen" instead of "saw". So it's like "Hey, I seen a deer last night." Bleh. xD

Roma said...

I have been aware of double negatives since 4th grade! I thought a lot of people knew about them, but I guess not, huh? Also, did you know that the word 'anyways' does not exsist? The proper way to use that word is to say 'anyway'. You're never supposed to add the 's' the way people do now-a-days.

Julia said...

Oh, if you want to intentionally mimic a Texan accent, you should just purposefully use that phrase.