Avoiding Double Negatives
About the Avoiding Double Negatives Lesson
This lesson introduces the concept of double negatives and the use of contractions ending in n?t.
• to review the concept of double negatives, using examples of negative and positive words;
• to show how to avoid double negatives;
• to introduce the concept of contractions ending in the negative word not.
• to test students? knowledge of negatives and contractions.
Negative equals no. It is the opposite of a positive word. A negative word can mean: no, not, none, or nothing.
? Negative: No, Nothing
? Positive: Yes, Something
A negative word tells us that something is not, rather than telling us what it is.