"I am joyful."
Is the opposite "I am miserable," or "I'm not miserable"?
The opposite of "I am" is "I'm not" or even "you aren't", and the opposite of "joyful" is "miserable". When writing opposites, do I write the opposite of each part of the sentence? Or only some parts? Obviously the two choices here have totally different meanings.
A longer example:
"I found myself asleep at the desk."
Is the opposite simply "I found myself awake at the desk"?
Or is it something convoluted like "You lost someone else awake apart from the standing station"?
Is it all interpretation? Or is there a rule for opposites?