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Objective: use only one negative word in a sentence Proofread for correct use of negatives
Sometimes when you write sentences, you use the word no or words that mean “no”. A word that makes a sentence mean “no” is called a negative. No one picked the beans I didn’t water the garden.
The words no, no one, nobody, none, nothing, nowhere, and never are negatives. The words not and contractions made with not are also negatives. Never use two negatives in a sentence. IncorrectCorrect There wasn’t no trees. There weren’t any trees. There were no trees. I won’t never rake leaves. I won’t ever rake leaves. I will never rake leaves.
1. Helen Keller couldn’t see or hear (any, no) help. 2. Her parents had never given her (any, no) training. 3. No one had (never, ever) helped their daughter. 4. Helen couldn’t go (nowhere, anywhere) by herself. 5. Her parents couldn’t teach her (anything, nothing). 6. She hadn’t (no, any) teacher until Annie Sullivan came.
7. Annie had never taught (anyone, no one) as bright. 8. At first Helen didn’t want (none, any) of Annie’s lessons. 9. Helen wouldn’t (ever, never) give her what she wanted. 10. Annie wouldn’t (ever, never) let Helen misbehave. 11. Helen hadn’t met (anyone, nobody) as patient as Annie. 12. She never knew (nothing, anything) about language before.