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Avoiding Double Negatives: A Quick Lesson Adjectives and Adverb Unit 8 th Grade English "You ain’t heard nothin’ yet, folks,“ -Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer.

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1 Avoiding Double Negatives: A Quick Lesson Adjectives and Adverb Unit 8 th Grade English "You ain’t heard nothin’ yet, folks,“ -Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer

2 What is Wrong? What is wrong with this movie title? What is wrong with this movie title?

3 It has a … Can’t is a contraction for can not. Can’t is a contraction for can not. Hardly is a negative adverb… Hardly is a negative adverb… So, basically, you have a dreaded…. So, basically, you have a dreaded….

4 DOUBLE NEGATIVE… You have made Bob, the Angry Flower, angry!

5 Today’s Notes: Jan. 20, 2010 VIII. Avoiding Double Negatives

6 Here is the idea… The adverb not is a negative word. The adverb not is a negative word. It expresses the idea of no. It expresses the idea of no. It can be part of a contraction. It can be part of a contraction.

7 But Be Careful… Be careful to avoid using two negative words in the same sentence. Be careful to avoid using two negative words in the same sentence. This is called a double negative. This is called a double negative.

8 There are TWO… Reasons not to use a double negative. Reasons not to use a double negative. First of all, listen to how it sounds.... First of all, listen to how it sounds.... It is a mouthful…it sounds wrong, too! It is a mouthful…it sounds wrong, too! I haven’t seen nobody in the hallway for hours! I haven’t seen nobody in the hallway for hours!

9 It Just Sounds…Odd… I haven’t seen nobody in the hallway for hours! I haven’t seen nobody in the hallway for hours! We are so trained, we actually LIKE hearing the correct grammar…. We are so trained, we actually LIKE hearing the correct grammar…. I haven’t seen anybody in the hallway for hours! I haven’t seen anybody in the hallway for hours!

10 Plus… There is always the DREADED MATH CONNECTION… There is always the DREADED MATH CONNECTION…

11 As with math What happens when you multiply a negative and another negative? What happens when you multiply a negative and another negative?

12 They cancel each other out! Multiply two negatives and you get a positive. Multiply two negatives and you get a positive. The same can be said in English… The same can be said in English… I couldn’t hardly wait. I couldn’t hardly wait. Wait! Does that mean you could wait or you couldn’t wait…I am confused… Wait! Does that mean you could wait or you couldn’t wait…I am confused…

13 Did he or didn’t he? Did he just confess?

14 So what? If we want to keep a sentence in the negative, we need to keep it balanced with affirmative words. If we want to keep a sentence in the negative, we need to keep it balanced with affirmative words. Just like two negatives = a positive Just like two negatives = a positive A negative and a positive = a negative A negative and a positive = a negative I can hardly wait! I can hardly wait!

15 Affirmative words! Affirmative words are the opposite of negative words like no and not. Affirmative words are the opposite of negative words like no and not. Think of them as “positive” words! Think of them as “positive” words! They show the idea of “yes.” They show the idea of “yes.”

16 A Simple Chart Negative and Affirmative Words NegativeAffirmative NeverNobodyNone No one NothingNowhere Ever, always Anybody, somebody One, all, some, any Everyone, someone, anyone Something, anything Somewhere, anywhere

17 Correct it! You can correct a double negative by removing one of the negative words or by replacing it with an affirmative word. You can correct a double negative by removing one of the negative words or by replacing it with an affirmative word. Incorrect: The clarinet isn’t no new instrument. Incorrect: The clarinet isn’t no new instrument. Correct: The clarinet isn’t a new instrument. Correct: The clarinet isn’t a new instrument. Correct: The clarinet is no new instrument. Correct: The clarinet is no new instrument.

18 Now You Try… In the following slide, correct the double negative. In the following slide, correct the double negative.

19 Exercise

20 Remember… Be careful to avoid using two negative words in the same sentence. Be careful to avoid using two negative words in the same sentence. This is called a double negative. This is called a double negative. You can correct a double negative by removing one of the negative words or by replacing it with an affirmative word. You can correct a double negative by removing one of the negative words or by replacing it with an affirmative word.

21 FAIL!

22 Just for fun…


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