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The AMA Handbook of Business Writing by Jennifer WAUSON, Kevin WILSON

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NAMES

See Proper Nouns.

NEGATIVE ADVERBS

A negative adverb is used to create a negative meaning without using words like no, not, neither, nor, or never.

Negative adverbs include barely, hardly, little, nowhere, rarely, scarcely, and seldom.

Example: He seldom reads anymore.

Example: He hardly talks since the stroke.

NEGATIVE FORMATIONS

Just as not all plurals are made by adding s to a word, not all negatives are made by adding un- as a prefix.

There are many other ways to create negatives. Table 2.20 presents a list of common negative formation techniques.

Table 2.20 Common Negative Formation Techniques and Examples

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NEGATIVE PRONOUNS

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