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Sentence Correction: Double Negative and Redundancy

In Sentence Correction Double Negatives, which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

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The combination of unimportant + not is grammatically correct as there is no double negation - unimportant is not a negation word. Here's an example:

Correct: He did not think that his course was unimportant.

Note that words that begin with un- (e.g., unhappy, unhealthy), in- (e.g., inaccurate, insane), dis- (e.g., disappear, disbelieve), etc. are NOT negation words.

On the other hand, in answer choices 2 and 3, the combination of Nobody + not and rarely + no creates a double negation, making these grammatically incorrect. It is grammatically incorrect to use more than one negation word in a clause. For example:

Incorrect: Nobody did not see the ghost.

Correct: Everybody saw the ghost;or Nobody saw the ghost.

Incorrect: Jonas rarely had no fights with the whale.

Correct: Jonas always fought with the whale; or Jonas never fought with the whale.

Actually, it's the first sentence.

In this answer choice and in answer choice 3, the combination of Nobody + not and rarely + no creates a double negation, making these grammatically incorrect. It is grammatically incorrect to use more than one negation word in a clause. For example:

Incorrect: Nobody did not see the ghost.

Correct: Everybody saw the ghost;or Nobody saw the ghost.

Incorrect: Jonas rarely had no fights with the whale.

Correct: Jonas always fought with the whale; or Jonas never fought with the whale.

However, the combination of unimportant + not is grammatically correct as there is no double negation - unimportant is not a negation word. Here's an example:

Correct: He did not think that his course was unimportant.

Note that words that begin with un- (e.g., unhappy, unhealthy), in- (e.g., inaccurate, insane), dis- (e.g., disappear, disbelieve), etc. are NOT negation words.

Actually, it's the first sentence.

In this answer choice and in answer choice 2, the combination of Nobody + not and rarely + no creates a double negation, making these grammatically incorrect. It is grammatically incorrect to use more than one negation word in a sentence. For example:

Incorrect: Nobody did not see the ghost.

Correct: Everybody saw the ghost;or Nobody saw the ghost.

Incorrect: Jonas rarely had no fights with the whale.

Correct: Jonas always fought with the whale; or Jonas never fought with the whale.

However, the combination of unimportant + not is grammatically correct as there is no double negation - unimportant is not a negation word. Here's an example:

Correct: He did not think that his course was unimportant.

Note that words that begin with un- (e.g., unhappy, unhealthy), in- (e.g., inaccurate, insane), dis- (e.g., disappear, disbelieve), etc. are NOT negation words.

The correct answer is the first sentence.

The combination of unimportant + not is grammatically correct as there is no double negation - unimportant is not a negation word. Here's an example:

Correct: He did not think that his course was unimportant.

Note that words that begin with un- (e.g., unhappy, unhealthy), in- (e.g., inaccurate, insane), dis- (e.g., disappear, disbelieve), etc. are NOT negation words.

On the other hand, in answer choices 2 and 3, the combination of Nobody + not and rarely + no creates a double negation, making these grammatically incorrect. It is grammatically incorrect to use more than one negation word in a clause. For example:

Incorrect: Nobody did not see the ghost.

Correct: Everybody saw the ghost;or Nobody saw the ghost.

Incorrect: Jonas rarely had no fights with the whale.

Correct: Jonas always fought with the whale; or Jonas never fought with the whale.

It was unimportant that James did not buy a present for his dad.
Nobody does not eat ice cream.
He rarely had no money.

I don't know