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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. Try using '\6' instead.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I can't find my keys nowhere.
    Correction suggestion: anywhere
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Tom doesn't trust anybody and nobody trusts him.
  • Mary doesn't like anybody and nobody likes her.
  • Tom and Mary don't like anybody and nobody likes them.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DOUBLE_NEGATIVE [23]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-11 22:33:07 +0200)