Sturm College of Law
Legal writing, Double negatives
This column is the last in a series' describing six"clear writing techniques" set out by the SEC in proposed rules to require that disclosures be written in Plain English. This last writing tip is to avoid "negative sentences and multiple negatives."
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K.K. DuVivier, Plain English Part VI: Negatives or the Power Of Positives, 27 Colo. Law. 35 (Nov. 1998).