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  • Hello. Welcome to this lesson. I'm going to teach you something called "double negatives".

  • Now, maybe you don't use double negatives, which is cool and good and amazing, and you

  • don't want to use double negatives. So, I'm going to tell you first of all what double

  • negatives are. Double negatives mean you have one sentence with two words that are both

  • negative words. For example:

  • "I don't have nothing." So, "don't" and "nothing" are both

  • negative words. So, this might have something to do with math, which I'm not good at. If

  • you don't have nothing, actually you have something. I'm not too sure how that works

  • out, but you don't want to use double negatives because two negatives make a positive.

  • So, we hear double negatives all the time. "I can't get no satisfaction..." Can't get

  • no...? Can't... "Can't get no" is a double negative. So,

  • whoever sang this song, Mick Jagger,

  • terrible grammar. What are you...? What are you teaching us, here? Good old lips.

  • So, one thing I'm going to do is you have to be very, very, very careful about certain

  • words in English, like this word: "ain't". I hate this word. As soon as someone says

  • to me: "I ain't got nothing." I'm not talking to that person probably again. If you use

  • the word "ain't", it just makes you seem very uneducated. People who say these words, they

  • sound stupid. Maybe your favourite rapper uses it a lot. Are they stupid? Hmm. So, it's

  • cool if they do it, but be careful you don't because you don't want to sound stupid. So,

  • I'm going to give you the examples. Now, the ones in black are bad, don't use them. The

  • red pen is the right pen.

  • So, if we look at the first example: "He ain't no teacher." He ain't no teacher, G, yo. We

  • can't say: "ain't". "Ain't" is not even a word in English. If you look in the dictionary,

  • it's not there. It's really, really, really, really slang, and it's bad. So, "ain't", I

  • want you to take this word out of your head, and I want you to say: "He isn't". You've

  • learned this before, you used the verb "to be", so you're going to say: "He isn't the teacher."

  • He ain't no teacher, yo. Yeah, you ain't no teacher either. I'm the teacher,

  • and you have to say: "He isn't a teacher."

  • Next one: "She ain't got no class." [Laughs] Which is true. Now, "class" means refinement

  • or the way you were brought up. So, if you ain't got no class, your momma didn't raise

  • you right. This means that you were basically were not educated well. We have to say:

  • "She has no class." Okay?

  • So, the difference is that she... We can't use "ain't", we have

  • to use "has no". When we use "teacher", we have to use an adjective. We have to use "to be".

  • Sorry. When we say "teacher", we have to use the verb "to be", but when we say "got",

  • we have to use "has", because this is a noun. Okay? If it's a job, we use "to be", and if

  • it's a noun, we use "has". If it was "I", we would say "have". So you can check out

  • a lesson that I've done before between "had", "have", and "has".

  • "I ain't been nowhere." I ain't been nowhere. Hmm. Well, no. You have to say:

  • "I haven't been anywhere."

  • So, it's kind of confusing in English when we use "any". So, I'm going

  • to teach you in this part of the lesson when to use "any". It's easy once you get it. So,

  • you don't want to say: "I ain't been nowhere." You... You have to say: "I haven't been anywhere."

  • So, "any"... Once you get this, it's going to be easy for you. We use "any" only if your

  • sentence is negative or if you are asking a question. For example:

  • "Do you have any pizza?"

  • Now, I'm not going to say: "I ain't got no pizza."

  • I'm going to say: "I don't have any pizza."

  • Okay? You can also say: "I don't have anything." You can't say:

  • "I don't have nothing." So, we have to change "nothing" to "anything", because "any", we have to use

  • with our negative sentence.

  • "I don't know no one or nobody." They're the same. You have to say: "I don't know anyone."

  • Because we have "don't", we can... We have to use "anyone". You can say: "I do know someone",

  • but that's a positive and we're good.

  • "I don't want to go nowhere." That means you want to go somewhere. So, you have to say:

  • "I don't want to go anywhere." So, if it's a question or if it's a negative sentence,

  • all we're going to do is change the "no" to "any", so this cancels out the double negative.

  • When we use it as a question, we would say: "Do you have any...?" For example:

  • "Do you have any money?"

  • No, you don't have any money. Okay.

  • Do you have any children? Do you have anything to give me? Okay?

  • So: "I can't get no", mm-mm. We have to say: "I can't get any satisfaction." Mick Jagger,

  • you better watch yourself, big lips, because Ronnie's coming to get ya. Don't be bad,

  • don't use double negatives, it ain't right.

  • It's not right. Good bye.

Hello. Welcome to this lesson. I'm going to teach you something called "double negatives".

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