What is a Double Negative? - Definition & Examples


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What is a double negative?

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1. What is a negative prefix?

2. What is a common use of a double negative?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding how to avoid double negatives and recognize them is important for increased literacy skills, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of it. The quiz will cover topics such as a common use of a double negative and an example of a negative prefix.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of negative prefix
  • Result of using a double negative
  • Definition of a double negative
  • Examples of a negative prefix
  • Common double negative

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as negative prefix and double negative
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding double negatives and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the results of using a double negative

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, review the lesson titled What is a Double Negative? - Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what happens when a double negative is used in a sentence
  • Discuss different examples of double negatives
  • Identify different techniques that are used to avoid double negatives