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Guest:the sentence "I didn't do nothing" means
1. I did do it?
2. I did not do it?
which one is right?
and where does this usage come from?
"I didn't do anything" or
"I did nothing"
So (2) is the correct answer.
So I googled "didn't do nothing", and it brought me here. I'm a freshman, say "hello" to everybody.
Anonymous:I did do it
Person A: You did nothing all day!
Person B: I most certainly didn't do nothing all day!
In this case "I didn't do nothing" means "I did something".
matthewg"I didn't do nothing" is a double negative, probably with American origins. The phrase involves a contradiction of the intended meaning, and should be worded so:Gosh, do you think that Chaucer and Shakespeare were American, too?
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