English Expression – Two wrongs don’t make a right

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Welcome to another “English expressions” post. Here we want to focus on specific expressions that are used very, very often in the English speaking world.

“Two wrongs don’t make a right” is a very well known expression. Share with your friends! Tweet: “Two wrongs don’t make a right” is a very well known expression. Do you know it? I'm learning English with @abaenglish

two rights

It means that if someone wrongs you, it won’t make anything better for you to wrong them back. You would still be doing something wrong.


“I know your brother hit you, but don’t hit back. You know two wrongs don’t make a right

“James was very rude to Anna so Anna was rude to James. I understand her, but two wrongs don’t make a right

“Just forgive her… she didn’t mean to shout and if you don’t invite her to your party it will make everything worse. Remember: two wrongs don’t make a right

Your turn: make a sentence with this expression and share it with us on Facebook! We will help you if you need it.


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    very good

  5. Edivaldo Souza Souza

    Good night my freinds
    Boa noite meus amigos

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  8. Hello plz my English is not good plz learn me

  9. its 2 short..
    gimi a long paragraph..

  10. can i talk to the owner of the page?

  11. Could you guys add something about the origin of the expression?

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