Avoiding Double Negatives – Find the double negative in each sentence. Rewrite the sentence so that it has only one negative.
The Double Negative – Choose the correct word(s) to complete each sentence.
Negative Pairs – Choose the sentence from each pair that is written correctly.
Using Prefixes – Rewrite each sentence to correct the double negative.
Dread the Negativity – Choose words to fill in the blank that avoid the double negative.
Negatives with Negative Words – Be careful not to accidentally create a double negative in your sentence when using these words.
CORRECTION – Rewrite each sentence to correct the double negative.
Feeling So Negative – Some words have a negative connotation, and it is possible to accidentally create a double negative when using these words in a sentence.
Is the Double Negative Always Wrong? – Sometimes writers will break grammatical rules for effect. Read this short passage from Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Then answer the questions.
Making Corrections – Underline the double negative. Then rewrite each sentence that contains a double negative on the lines below.
Thumbs Down – Correct each sentence by getting rid of the double negative.
Elimination – Correct each sentence by getting rid of the double negative. Eliminate or change words, as necessary. If a sentence is correct, write C on the line.
Correct Double Negatives in Two Ways – Revise each sentence in two ways to correct the double negative.
Stay Away – Rewrite each sentence to eliminate the double negative.
Negative Prefixes – Each of the words below contains a negative prefix. Write a sentence with each word that conveys the meaning indicated.