Don't take my words negative

Untaught88

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Hi,

Is "Don't take my words negative" correct?
 

Sue01

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Hi,

You need to use the adverb form 'negatively', rather than the adjective form 'negative'. Adjectives give more information about nouns, and adverbs about verbs ('take' in your example).

I hope this is helpful.

Sue
 

Raymott

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It's more common to say, "Don't take my words the wrong way." It means the same.
 

emsr2d2

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In BrE, we would probably say "Don't take this the wrong way but ..." (going on to say whatever it is that might be taken the wrong way).
 

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In BrE, we would probably say "Don't take this the wrong way but ..." (going on to say whatever it is that might be taken the wrong way).
That works in AmE too.
 

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Or Don't get me wrong....
 
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