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Huck’s Language. Double Negatives. “We couldn’t seem to do nothing right.”. Misplaced Pronouns. “The Duke he fretted and sweated around.”. Wrong Pronoun Case. “So me and the Duke…”. Wrong Verb Tense. “I was good and glad when midday come.”. Subject/Verb Agreement.

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double negatives
Double Negatives

“We couldn’t seem to do nothing right.”

misplaced pronouns
Misplaced Pronouns

“The Duke he fretted and sweated around.”

wrong pronoun case
Wrong Pronoun Case

“So me and the Duke…”

wrong verb tense
Wrong Verb Tense

“I was good and glad when midday come.”

subject verb agreement
Subject/Verb Agreement

“We judged they was studying up some kind of worse deviltry than ever.”


“Another time they tried to go at yellocution.”

slang regional colloquialisms
Slang/Regional Colloquialisms

“I might as well go the whole hog.”

descriptive figurative language
Descriptive Figurative Language

“I lit out and shook reefs out of my hind legs, and spun down the river road like a deer.”

“We begun to come to trees with Spanish moss on them, hanging down from limbs like long, gray beards.”