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Sentence Correction: Double Negative and Redundancy

Complete the following sentence:

A Double Negative mistake occurs when a clause includes __________ negations words.

Despite its name, Double Negative mistakes occur whenever there is more than one negation word in a clause, i.e., if there are two or more negation words.

Examples:

1 negation word - Correct: I know nothing.

2 negation words - Incorrect: I never know nothing.

3 negation words - Incorrect: I never know no nothing.

Double Negative mistakes occur whenever there is more than one negation word in a clause, i.e., if there are two or more negation words.

Examples:

1 negation word - Correct: I know nothing.

2 negation words - Incorrect: I never know nothing.

3 negation words - Incorrect: I never know no nothing.

That's right!

Despite its name, Double Negative mistakes occur whenever there is more than one negation word in a clause, i.e., if there are two or more negation words.

Examples:

1 negation word - Correct: I know nothing.

2 negation words - Incorrect: I never know nothing.

3 negation words - Incorrect: I never know no nothing.

The correct answer is two or more.

Despite its name, Double Negative mistakes occur whenever there is more than one negation word in a clause, i.e., if there are two or more negation words.

Examples:

1 negation word - Correct: I know nothing.

2 negation words - Incorrect: I never know nothing.

3 negation words - Incorrect: I never know no nothing.

How about this sentence?

Incorrect: I never know no nothing.

It has three negation words, which makes it extra incorrect...

How about this sentence?

2 negation words - Incorrect: I never know nothing.

It has only two negation words, but it's still incorrect...

only two
only two
two or more

I don't know

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