No, Not, Never - Avoiding the Double Negative
About the No, Not, Never - Avoiding the Double Negative Lesson
A simple lesson on avoiding double negatives in sentences.
• to introduce the concept of double negatives;
• to introduce other negative words, and to show examples of their misuse.
• to test students? understanding of double negatives.
Negative words mean no, not, nothing, or none. They are the opposite of positive words.
? Negative: No, nothing;
? Positive: Yes, something.
A negative word tells us that something is not, rather than telling us what it is.