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Dear friends, I have got a question. How can I express the idea: 'He is beating his wife again! I must do something immediately! I can't do nothing!' I mean that the person is not going just to sit and wait. She should interfere and she will.Two negations in one sentence- the rules say I can't do that. But how can I explain the idea? Help, please.
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Yes, you can certainly do that, but it would be clearer and more natural like this:

I can't just/simply do nothing!
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AnonymousDear friends, I have got a question. How can I express the idea: 'He is beating his wife again! I must do something immediately! I can't do nothing!' I mean that the person is not going just to sit and wait. She should interfere and she will.Two negations in one sentence- the rules say I can't do that. But how can I explain the idea? Help, please.
Hi,

I understand the "I can't do nothing!" as a sentence with one negation, i.e. "can't", with the noun "nothing" being the object of the transitive verb "do" meaning 'a state/role of the passive observer'.