Introduction to negation

Negative statements are the opposite of affirmative statements. In English, there are several ways to create negative statements.

Negative adverbs

Negative adverbs are used to make negative statements. English negative adverbs include not, never, and nowhere. This lesson explains how to form negative statements using these adverbs.

Negative prefixes

Negative statements are the opposite of affirmative statements. In English, one way to make negative statements is by adding negative prefixes to nouns and adjectives.