Originally Posted by lawyerdad
What was this professor's position on double negatives?
As an exercise in making people more conscious, creative writers, this makes sense. As an actual stylistic rule, it strikes me as insanity.
He had a position on everything.
I actually considered dropping his class the first day, but I soldiered on anyway. At the end of the semester, he told me I had 'the gift.' So that was nice.
I think I noticed the difference when we had to edit our classmates papers. You read a thesis and it has 'is' and 'are' every third word, you start to get his point.