If you do not vote, you cannot complain (double negative?)

  • HalloweenHJB

    Senior Member
    American English, Midwest USA
    Generally, when people talk about "double negatives," they usually refer to such constructions as "I don't have no money" or "I don't know nothing about it." That's the type of double negative that should be avoided in all but the most colloquial of registers in English.