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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




Double negatives

Negative Words that begin with ‘N’

Neither

Never

No

Nobody

No one

Not (n’t)

Nothing

Nowhere

None


Double negatives

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]


Negative to positive
Negative to Positive


Double negatives

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 Any

Rule 1: Change the second negative to a positive.

Wrong: Jeremy couldn’t find nothing.

Nothing to anything

Right: Jeremy couldn’t find anything.


Double negatives

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

Wrong: Jeremy couldn’t find nothing.

Couldn’t could

Right: Jeremy could find nothing.


Double negatives

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

Wrong: Jeremy didn’t say nothing.

Didn’t (verb change) say - said

Right: Jeremy said nothing.


Worksheet sentence 1
Worksheet, Sentence #1 Any

  • 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 Any

  • 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 Any

  • 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.


Finish worksheet in class tomorrow
Finish Anyworksheet in class tomorrow