Is it correct, if I say, "John, do not be negative".
I don't mean to say, "John, be positive".
I mean he just shouldn't be negative, not necessarily positive. I'm using 'negative' as an adverb to qualify how John should be. Such as "John do not walk slowly".
Is"John, do not be negative" still a case of double negation? And if so, how do I phrase the sentence.