Eg 1 many people did not come 2 not many people came

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But the scope of negation is different. - E.g: 1- Many people did not come. 2- Not many people came. ( few people came ) When negation “adjuncts” come initially, there is an inversion of subject and operator. - E.g: 1- I will never make that mistake again. 2- Never will I make that mistake again. ************************************************** 7.38 More than one Non-Assertive Form If a clause contains a negative element, it is usually a negative form that element to the end of the sentence. The non-assertive forms occur along the scope of negation even if it extends to the subordinate clause. - E.g: 1- No one has ever said anything to either of us. 2- That wouldn’t deter anyone who has any courage. NOTE: If we have double or two negatives, the sentence will be positive. - E.g : I can’t not obey-
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22 7.39 SELDOM, RARELY …. ETC. There are several words which are negative in meaning, but not in appearance. They are:- 1- Seldom & Rarely. 2- Scarcely, hardly & barely. 3- Little & few. 4- Only. Do not confuse (Little & Few ) with ( A Little & A Few) the former are negative, while the latter is positive. These words have the following similarities to the ordinary negative forms: 1. They are followed by non-assertive forms. - E.g: I seldom get any 2. When in pre-subject position, some can cause subject-operator inversion. - E.g: a) Rarely, does he comes late? b) Scarcely has the British nation suffered critics. 3. They are followed by positive rather than negative tag question. - E.g: She scarcely seems to care, does she?
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