"None of the stocks he invested did not make money." Does the sentence mean all his stocks made money?

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Does the same go with "No child does not like small animals" ? Does it mean "every child likes small animals?"

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  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    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.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, when the double negatives are considered, the meaning is all of his stocks made money.

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  • 1 month ago

    Nope. Just a poorly worded sentence.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    no, i think it means they didnt make money

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  • 1 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."

    • Namito
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      "Most children like small animals," is the proper way to construct your second question.  The ones you asked about are simply not acceptable for use, sorry.

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