"None of the stocks he invested did not make money." Does the sentence mean all his stocks made money?
Does the same go with "No child does not like small animals" ? Does it mean "every child likes small animals?"
- D50Lv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
English is not algebraic - you don't multiply all the negatives and see if they cancel out. You might say "No one did nothing." to mean everyone did something, but if you say "Nobody did nothin'." it would probably mean that every person was inactive. ("I ain't never done no dirt to nobody nohow.") Your original sentences are all badly constructed, so the question doesn't really mean anything.
- RPLv 71 month ago
Yes, when the double negatives are considered, the meaning is all of his stocks made money.
- SumDudeLv 71 month ago
Nope. Just a poorly worded sentence.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
no, i think it means they didnt make money
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- AmarettaLv 71 month ago
It's a badly constructed sentence. It should be written as, "None of the stocks he invested in made money" or perhaps, "The stocks he invested in did not make money."