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Double Negatives. Double means two. Tw0 2 II 2 two. Negative means NOT. Negative – Negative. Negative Words that begin with ‘N’. Neither Never No

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double means two
Double means two

Tw0 2

II

2

two

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Negative Words that begin with ‘N’

Neither

Never

No

Nobody

No one

Not (n’t)

Nothing

Nowhere

None

slide7

Negative Words that Do Not Begin With ‘N’ Barely Hardly Scarcely

negative prefixes
Negative Prefixes

Dis - Disagree - [not agree]Non - Nonprofit - [not for profit]Un - Unable - [not able]

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No Any None Any

Nobody Anybody

No one Anyone

Nothing Anything

Nowhere Anywhere

Never Ever

Neither Either

n’tn’t

3 ways to correct a double negative
3 Ways to Correct a Double Negative

Rule 1: Change the second negative to a positive.

Wrong: Jeremy couldn’t find nothing.

Nothing to anything

Right: Jeremy couldn’t find anything.

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Rule 2: Take out the negative part of a contraction.

Wrong: Jeremy couldn’t find nothing.

Couldn’t could

Right: Jeremy could find nothing.

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Rule 3: Remove the first negative word (verb change).

Wrong: Jeremy didn’t say nothing.

Didn’t (verb change) say - said

Right: Jeremy said nothing.

worksheet sentence 1
Worksheet, Sentence #1
  • The student doesn’t have no paper and pencil.
  • Rule 3: Remove the first negative word (verb change).
  • Doesn’t have has
  • The student has no paper and pencil.
worksheet sentence 2
Worksheet, Sentence #2
  • Matt can’thardly stand on his sprained ankle.
  • Rule 2: Take out the negative part of a contraction.
  • Can’t can
  • Matt can hardly stand on his sprained ankle.
worksheet sentence 3
Worksheet, Sentence #3
  • Shelia hasn’t had nothing for lunch.
  • Rule 1: Change the second negative to a positive.
  • Nothing Anything
  • Shelia hasn’t had anything for lunch.
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