Kudos to you. I would never have gotten there from that.Ah, I think you're referring to the sound I've usually seen spelled "uh-uh". It's sometimes also said with a more nasal "a" sound, which could explain your use of the "n".
That's the general concept in English syntax, as well. But idiom rarely obeys syntactical rules.What do you think the elementary school English teacher may think about this usage?
One math class that I took in school taught me that double negative = positive.
-(-5) = 5
That's the general concept in English syntax, as well. But idiom rarely obeys syntactical rules.
I wish actual memos were still a thing. That sentence begs to be in one, circulated among department heads.Yeah, and triple negative equals a positive, and quad negatives net negative. I smile thinking about a Brit's reaction to a sentence like, "You couldn't possibly NOT want to avoid undoing the lack of preparation."
Erudite isn't a word one hears often. If you do use it, you probably are it.I was born in a country in Europe, where we learned English at school. However, I always knew that I would make my university years in the US. TBH, the English we learn in school is quite different from here. People sometimes do not respect the grammar, which sometimes is pretty confusing. Plus, I needed a bit of retouch. I used a great app, where for example, you inserted the word erudite, and then several sentences appeared with their meaning. For me, it was very easy to understand the unknown terms.