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Negation takes on various forms in English, often not or its contraction -n't:

It was not feasible, in light of circumstances.

I didn't see it.

Sometimes it takes the form of an n- prefix (e.g. ever becomes never)

I have never eaten rabbit.

Other words which are commonly regarded as negations include hardly, barely, and scarcely; other negative prefixes include dis-, un-, and more.

Use the tag for questions regarding the use of two negations in a single clause.

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