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Double Negatives. A double negative contains two negative words:. He doesn\'t even know no one. They don’t have nothing. But no one didn’t answered. Correcting Double Negatives .

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a double negative contains two negative words
A double negative contains two negative words:
  • He doesn\'t even know no one.
  • They don’t have nothing.
  • But no one didn’t answered.
correcting double negatives
Correcting Double Negatives
  • The clause I don\'t have none contains two negative words—the contraction don\'t (do not)and the adjective none.
  • If you don\'t have none, then you do have some. To express a negative idea, you should use only one negative word.
remember
Remember:
  • In addition to such negative words as never, no, none, and not, the words scarcely, hardly, and barely function as negatives and should not be used with other negative words in the same clause
incorrect
Incorrect
  • He never cooks nothing exciting for dinner.
correct
Correct
  • He never cooks anything exciting for dinner.
incorrect1
Incorrect
  • We can\'t hardly wait for a change in the menu.
correct1
Correct
  • We can hardly wait for a change in the menu.
give yourself a test
Give yourself a test.
  • . They didn\'t have tickets. (any, no)
  • . Our team hasn\'twon the league title. (never, ever)
try these
Try these.
  • He didn\'t bring of the food. (any, none)
  • Haven\'t you been to a football game? (ever, never)
always remember

Always remember:

Don\'tuse no doublenegatives. . .

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Or maybe we should say,
  • Don’t use any double negatives!
resources
http://www.ecu.edu.au/ses/research/CALLR/AENG/what/rules/negative.htmhttp://www.ecu.edu.au/ses/research/CALLR/AENG/what/rules/negative.htm

205.126.22.50/language/lessons/doubleneg.html

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