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Old 11-28-2009, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CookingWithGas View Post
I guess you can compare grammar and usage from a 1798 poem to a 2006 book, but things have changed a bit over that time span.
And no one ever uses archaic grammar for connotive effect, either. Ever.

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They are grammatically incorrect with double negatives when only a single negative is intended. At face value the first one literally means "I have money" but in context most of us know that this is a common ungrammatical usage to mean "I have no money." We also might know the second means "Don't go anywhere" if we are used to that ungrammatical usage (or dialect, depending on your school of thought).
I guess I didn't know what you mean by "face value."