Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:42:39 -0500 From: Ron Butters Subject: double negatives Liudmila Kostiukevich writes: >In Russian two negatives can be >used without making meaning >of the sentence positive. Moreover, >the use of two negetives are very >often and they even strenghten >the negation. I ain't got no doubts about the truth of this, but it is also true of most varieties of English--though for a couple of centuries many "educated" people have pretended that it is not.