Avoiding Double Negatives

Avoiding Double Negatives

Avoiding Double Negatives Negative Words A negative word is a word that implies that something does not exist or happen. Some common negative words are as follows: Barely none cant Hardly no

dont Neither nobody hasnt Never nothing No one nowhere Not scarcely Double Negatives A double negative occurs when two

negative words are used where only one is needed. Ex. Incorrect: You dont have no business climbing Mt. Rushmore. Correct: You dont have any business climbing Mt. Rushmore. or You have no business climbing Mt. Rushmore.

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