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In grammar, negation is used to deny the truth of a statement.[1] It is typically expressed by the negative adverb "not" or "no" or "never" or a word (e.g. "nothing") or an affix with negative force, e.g. "non-".


Affirmative: I have lost my goat.

Negative: I have not lost my goat.


  1. "negation" at Oxford Dictionaries
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