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topic: DOUBLE NEGATIVES: Avoiding double negatives 1 | level: Advanced



Complete each of the answers, making sure you don't use double negatives:

1. Q: Do you want anything?
A: No, I don't want _____________.
  anything
  nothing

2. Q: Do you have any money?
A: No, I _____________ none.
  don't have
  have

3. Q: Did you see those people?
A: No, I didn't see _____________.
  noone
  anyone

4. Q: Do you have any candy?
A: No, I don't have _____________.
  any
  none

5. Q: Didn't he tell you not to come here?
A: No, _____________ told me anything.
  nobody
  anybody

6. Q: How much money do you have?
A: Not much. I hardly have _____________.
  none
  any

7. Q: Where are you going?
A: _____________. I'm staying right here.
  Nowhere
  Anywhere

8. Q: So, you're staying right here?
A: That's right. I'm not going _____________.
  nowhere
  anywhere

9. Q: Do you know him well?
A: No, I _____________ know him.
  barely don't
  barely

10. Q: Did the prisoner say anything?
A: No, he _____________ nothing.
  said
  didn't say


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