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I wonder if you could explain me why the second version isn't used, only the first one.

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As I understand, there is no grammatical mistake in the second sentence, isn't it?

I’m sure there would be nothing interesting there.

I’m sure there wouldn’t be anything interesting there.

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    I think this might be a quirk of Ngrams or a bug. If you do a Google Books search for wouldn't be anything interesting, there are plenty of results: google.com/… – stangdon Apr 26 at 16:52
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    There is nothing wrong with this sentence. Equally, there isn't anything wrong with this one - it's just a more verbose (and hence, less likely) way of saying exactly the same thing. The "grammatical mistake" that needs correcting here is As I understand it (or things), there is no grammatical mistake in the second sentence, is there? – FumbleFingers Apr 26 at 16:53

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