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Do not use two negative words to limit one idea. Be careful not to use not or n't, no, never, none, hardly, scarcely, or nothing with another negative word.


Examples: Correct - Jim never likes help. Jim likes no help. Incorrect - Jim never likes no help. Correct - Barbara said nothing. Barbara didn't say anything. Incorrect - Barbara didn't say nothing.


Choose the correct form in parentheses for these sentences.


1. Carl hasn't (none, any) more tickets.
2. Jeff (can, can't ) hardly wait to come home.
3. This shouldn't (ever, never) happen again.
4. We (haven't, have) scarcely any fuel left.
5. Jeanne won't need (no, any) money for school.




1. any
2. can
3. ever
4. have
5. any




Form the comparative and superlative of the following words.


1. closely
2. wildly
3. not
4. there
5. well
6. soon
7. coldly
8. fast
9. much
10. now




1. closely, more closely, most closely
2. wildly, more wildly, most wildly
3. Not cannot be compared.
4. There cannot be compared.
5. well, better, best
6. soon, sooner, soonest
7. coldly, more coldly, most coldly
8. fast, faster, fastest
9. much, more, most
10. Now cannot be compared.