Could "Something" mean "Nothing"?

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Ex: "I don't want "something" to calm me down" = "i don't want "nothing" to calm me down"

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Best Answer

    In good standard English it would be wrong to say "I don't want nothing to calm me down" because it is a 'double negative' disliked by language purists - you should say "I don't want something to calm me down". But the variant of saying "I don't want nothing to calm me down" is fairly widely used in some parts of the English-speaking world.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I think it's "I don't want anything", not "I don't want nothing".

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  • 4 weeks ago

    When your special someone says nothing is wrong.....be wary.

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  • 1 month ago

    something is wrong something is true hoever you fell something is bestone for yourself if think you a lot something is felling happiness why is it nothing

    more say like you.

  • 1 month ago

    They mean the same thing, if it is just something do not bother, for the sake of preserving the dignity.

  • Linda
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Not usually. For instance, I have something to tell you versus I have nothing to tell you which means two different things.

  • 1 month ago

    Both are wrong. You mean: I don't want anything to calm me down.

  • 1 month ago

    In your example you can say 'I don't want something to calm me down' or you can say 'I don't want anything to calm me down' or 'I want nothing to calm me down'.

    But you can't say 'I don't want nothing to calm me down' as this is a double negative.

  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No because it's 'something or nothing'

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