When you are writing for school essays and science, you should learn to write using positive phrasing. This means that you use the positive form of the verb rather than the words like “not” or “didn’t”. The reason is that positive language is easier and more clear. That makes it easier for people who read your writing.

Use Positive Language:

not possible / impossible
not more than / at most
did not succeed / failed
did not have / lacked
did not remember / forgot
not different from / similar to
not current / outdated
not on purpose / accidental
not unless / only if
not until / only when
not important / trivial or unimportant
not true / false or untrue
not clear / vague, ambiguous, unclear, blurred, or cloudy
did not fail / passed or succeeded
not aware / ignorant, oblivious, or unaware
not broken / fine or working
not closed / open

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When you are writing for school essays and science, you should learn to write using positive phrasing. This means that you use the positive form of the verb rather than the words like “not” or “didn’t”. The reason is that positive language is easier and more clear. That makes it easier for people who read your writing.

Use Positive Language:

not possible / impossible
not more than / at most
did not succeed / failed
did not have / lacked
did not remember / forgot
not different from / similar to
not current / outdated
not on purpose / accidental
not unless / only if
not until / only when
not important / trivial or unimportant
not true / false or untrue
not clear / vague, ambiguous, unclear, blurred, or cloudy
did not fail / passed or succeeded
not aware / ignorant, oblivious, or unaware
not broken / fine or working
not closed / open

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