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A word expressing negation, especially (in English) the word not.
- ‘An exuberance of negative expressions (two, three, perhaps even more negators in a sentence) this was a fine feature of Old and Middle English; yet, as earlier described, double negation has become the ban of many speakers today.’
- ‘In fact, this sentence more clearly follows the pattern we would find in colloquial French wh-phrases, such as we see in 1 below where the wh-word is followed by a negator and then an infinitival verb.’
- ‘The not can't move ‘down’ into the VP get fat, because of the conditions on the VP negator not.’
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