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Double negatives ppt

  1. 1. Double Negatives
  2. 2. A double negative containstwo negative words:He doesnt even know no oneMy sister used to play.. umbasketball.. but she doesntno moreThey don’t ave nothinBut no-one didn’t answered
  3. 3. Correcting DoubleNegatives The clause I dont have nonecontains two negative words—thecontraction dont and the adjectivenone. If you dont have none, thenyou do have some. To express anegative idea, you should use onlyone negative word.
  4. 4. Remember: In addition to such negative wordsas never, no, none, and not, thewords scarcely, hardly, and barelyfunction as negatives and should notbe used with other negative words inthe same clause
  5. 5. Incorrect He never cooks nothing exciting fordinner.
  6. 6. Correct He never cooks anything exciting fordinner.
  7. 7. Incorrect We cant hardly wait for a change inthe menu.
  8. 8. Correct We can hardly wait for a change inthe menu.
  9. 9. Correct We cant wait for a change in themenu.
  10. 10. Incorrect You havent been reading no bookson how to cook bugs, have you?
  11. 11. correct You havent been reading any bookson how to cook bugs, have you?
  12. 12. Correct You havent been reading books onhow to cook bugs, have you?
  13. 13. Words combined with nt andthe word not are negativewords.
  14. 14. Incorrect Lisa did not feel nothing.
  15. 15. Correct Lisa felt nothing.
  16. 16. Give yourself a test. . They didnt have tickets.(any, no) . Our team hasnt won theleague title. (never, ever)
  17. 17. Try these. He didnt bring of the food.(any, none) Havent you been to a footballgame? (ever, never)
  18. 18. Now, try these. I have not seen on the fieldyet. (anybody, nobody) She didnt see the coach .(nowhere, anywhere)
  19. 19. Let’s see how you doon these. Their team doesnt have poorplayers. (any, no) We cant find the basketball .(nowhere, anywhere)
  20. 20. Always remember:Dont use no doublenegatives. . .
  21. 21. Or maybe weshould say,Don’t use anydouble negatives!

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