Double Negatives Worksheets

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Unclutter writing with our free, printable double negatives worksheets! A double negative, as in "didn't do nothing", is using two negative words in the same sentence, which is not a grammatically sound practice. Don't be surprised, though, with instances like "not completely inappropriate", which is only a way of downtoning the meaning. Our double negatives pdfs include exercises like completing sentences with suitable words to avoid double negatives, fixing double-negative errors in a passage, and rewriting by correcting double negatives.

These worksheets are most recommended for students in grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5.

CCSS: L.4.1, L.5.1

Completing Sentences with Correct Words to Avoid Double Negatives

A sentence like "I haven’t visited none of the local zoos." is grammatically unbecoming of a 5th grade child because it contains two negatives. The correct version of this sentence is "I haven’t visited any of the local zoos."

Completing Sentences with Correct Words to Avoid Double Negatives

Identifying Sentences with No Double Negatives

As much as we wage war on double negatives by asking 3rd grade and 4th grade children not to use them in writing, double negatives abound in lyrics of popular songs. In this worksheet, check the sentences that don't contain a double negative.

Identifying Sentences with No Double Negatives

Rewriting Sentences by Correcting Double Negatives

A question asked by grade 3 and grade 4 children is how to correct double negatives. The key is to ensure the sentence has only one negative in it. Remember words like "barely" are negative, so pay attention as you fix these double-negative sentences.

Rewriting Sentences by Correcting Double Negatives

Coloring Balloons That Don't Have Double Negatives

When we say, "Time is not unlimited", it means "time is limited". The two negatives – not and the prefix un cancel each other out and produce a positive meaning. In this part of double negatives worksheets pdf, color the balloons without double negatives.

Coloring Balloons That Don't Have Double Negatives

Correcting Double Negatives in a Passage

Let your double-negative confusion make way for clarity with this fixing double negatives in a passage printable for grade 5 children. Read the passage, chock-full of double negatives, and rewrite it by eliminating the instances of double negatives in it.

Correcting Double Negatives in a Passage