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Post by Xin Lei on June 26 at 02:22:00 PM

I recently read a book and it used some double negatives. Are there any times where double negatives do make your writing better?

Thank you.

Clumsy Sentences & Double Negatives

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • What Makes a Sentence Clumsy? 0:23
    • English Includes a Tremendous Variety of Sounds
    • Clumsy Sentences
  • What is a Double Negative? 1:02
    • In English, Two Negative Words Make a Positive
  • Avoiding Clumsy Sentences 2:11
    • Use Active Voice Whenever Possible
    • Fun Tip
    • Avoid These Phrases
  • Practice 4:32
  • Practice Answers 5:02