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Are the two sentences bellow grammatically correct and semantically equivalent?

  1. I don't think it rained yesterday.
  2. I think it didn't rain yesterday.

I was told that sentence 2 is grammatically incorrect and that I can't use a positive phrase to explain a negative event. I have to use phrase 1 instead.

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    Whoever told you #2 is incorrect is wrong. You can certainly use a positive phrasing to express that something didn't happen. I really wonder where people get some of these "rules" from. – stangdon Aug 29 '16 at 16:28
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Sentence 1 is more common, but sentence 2 is 100% correct.

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