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Yo, Grammar: What’s up with “can’t not”?

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Can’t not" looks—and probably even sounds—repetitive, but it can be grammatically correct.

Here is an example sentence in which “can’t not" is used correctly:

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Here is another example sentence (one that is not sponsored by McDonald’s):

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Speaking of McDonald’s, enjoy this GIF:

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Yo, Grammar: What’s Up With “Wanting” and “Loving”?

Although McDonald’s has been using "I’m Loving It" as its slogan for years, using “loving” in that form is considered nonstandard. After all, it’s just a slogan. “I’m loving it” can also be found in song lyrics, which we know are not places we find excellent grammar.

For an excellent list of stative verbs, click HERE.

We hope this answers your question about stative verbs. If you have additional questions on this topic, tweet us @The_YUNiversity. Cheers.

Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys for Books

Liz Dwyer wrote in Education, Books and Literacy

If you head to McDonald’s in the U.K. you might hear a new question coming from behind the counter: Would you like a book with those fries? That’s right, move over cheap toys, pint sized British consumers of McDonald’s Happy Meals will now get a book instead. The fast food giant has partnered with publisher Dorling Kindersley and bookseller WH Smith and plans to distribute over 15 million books to kids over the next two years. The move makes McDonald’s the largest book distributor in the U.K.

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