13 terms

12.8 Avoiding Double Negatives

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That won't do you no good.
That won't do you any good.
She never goes with nobody.
She never goes with anybody.
He doesn't have nothing but the clothes on his back.
He doesn't have anything but the clothes on his back.
John says he has not seen neither Alice or Susan all day.
John says he hasn't seen either Alice or Susan all day.
The hospital won't allow no more visitors.
The hospital won't allow anymore visitors.
I can't find my keys nowhere.
I can't find my keys anywhere.
You can't see no one in this crowd.
You can't see anyone in this crowd.
There is no way you can do nothing about this.
There is no way you can do anything about this.
We haven't never seen a tornado that big.
We haven't ever seen a tornado that big.
That attitude won't get you nowhere.
That attitude won't get you anywhere.
There aren't no presents left to open.
There aren't any presents left to open.
The secret cave did not have none of the treasures they wanted.
The secret cave did not have any of the treasures they wanted.
a word that makes a sentence mean "no."
Negative
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