Double Negatives Worksheet 1
Negative words: no,
not, nobody, nothing, none, never, hardly, scarcely, barely, only.
Using two negatives in the same sentence gives the opposite meaning, but
it does the job awkwardly. Avoid
In these sentences, underline each correct word in
1. She couldnít eat (anything, nothing).
2. I didnít see (nothing, anything).
3. We (could, couldnít) hardly see through the fog.
4. She did not have (anything, nothing) to read.
5. I could not see (no, any) way to help.
6. I cannot find my money (anywhere, nowhere).
7. You (can, cannot) scarcely recognize her.
8. The children do not need (no, any) candy.
9. We barely had (any, no) money.
10. William (could, couldnít) hardly wait.
11. Jim was not carrying (no, any) packages.
12. The tear in his shirt (was, was not) barely noticeable.
13. The lecturer did not say (anything, nothing) interesting.
14. Of all the cars I tried, I did not buy (none, any).
15. The baby (cannot, can) hardly walk yet.
16. Isnít there (nothing, anything) you want for Christmas?
17. Havenít you (any, no) size 10 dresses?
18. We did not meet (nobody, anybody) at Janeís party.
19. I could not find my purse (nowhere, anywhere).
20. The wind was so strong I (could, couldnít) hardly stand.
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