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Contractions and negatives


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Contractions and negatives

  1. 1. Contraction Action and Double Negatives
  2. 2. Double Negatives <ul><li>Only one negative word in a sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When a sentence uses two negative words it is called a double negative. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no isn’t not </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>don’t can’t but </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>just barely hardly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>except only neither </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rarely nothing nowhere </li></ul></ul></ul>Double
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Bad grammar: They seldom ever visit us. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good grammar: They seldom visit us. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad grammar: They didn't hardly have enough food left. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good grammar: They hardly have enough food left. </li></ul></ul>Double Negatives Double
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Bad grammar: She isn't but a homeless little girl. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good grammar: She is but a homeless little girl. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad grammar: He can't hardly wait for his present to arrive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good grammar: He can hardly wait for his present to arrive. </li></ul></ul>Double Negatives Double MORE
  5. 5. You Don’t Need No Double Negatives <ul><li>You aren't barely old enough to live on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Why can't you hardly wait for your parents to pick you up? </li></ul><ul><li>She was so disappointed because she couldn't go neither. </li></ul><ul><li>I have so much to do that I haven't ever got time to rest. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Contraction Action <ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>am </li></ul>= I’m you are = you’re it is = it’s he is = he’s
  7. 7. Contraction Action she is = she’s is not = isn’t let us = let’s did not = didn’t
  8. 8. Contraction Action we will = we’ll could not = couldn’t will not = won’t you will = you’ll