is it a double negative?


Is the statement "...concerns against supporting..." a double negative when you're intending "concerns about supporting..."?

asked Oct 18 '13 at 15:13 Kathy Mason New member

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Though people are often concerned FOR someone, we don't say they are concerned AGAINST something. Instead, we would say they are concerned about supporting or about not supporting whatever.

link answered Oct 18 '13 at 15:33 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

It was included in some minutes I was reading. Certainly didn't seem correct, but I kept flip flopping. Thanks!

Kathy MasonOct 18 '13 at 15:46

Ah, if I were writing minutes of a meeting, then I would probably write ... expressed concerns and did not fully support ... (or something like that).

Patty TOct 18 '13 at 20:11

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