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Rule "Double negative (e.g., 'not... nothing' instead of 'not... anything')"

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Description: Double negative (e.g., 'not... nothing' instead of 'not... anything')
Message: This phrase contains a double negative, or a comma may be missing.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • There won't be nothing much, but please come by my house this evening.
    Correction suggestion: be anything, be, nothing
  • At JRTC where the Light Fighters (i.e. no armor assets organic to them) learn to play, we don't get no stinkin satellites.
    Correction suggestion: get any, get, no
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I can usually get the same device, from reputable vendors, not talking no name made in china versions, for 30% - 50% cheaper, and just control from Alexa.
  • I know people with the achievement, so its not like no one has unlocked it.
  • Since there was no defending Drivers' Champion in the field this season, defending Constructors' Champion Williams could not use No. 1 on either of its cars.
  • Shortcuts to vulgar language does not constitute no swearing.
  • I ain't got no kids.
  • Tom wasn't surprised nobody else was there.
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