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Possitive vs. Positive: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on January 21, 2024
"Possitive" is incorrect, while "positive" is the correct spelling. "Positive" means expressing approval, certainty, or good quality.

Which is correct: Possitive or Positive

How to spell Positive?

Possitive is Incorrect

Positive is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate "positive" with "opposite," both having a single 's'.
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Jan 21, 2024
Recall "positive" as having the same number of 's's as "plus."
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Jan 21, 2024
Think of "positive" like "position," each with one 's'.
Huma Saeed
Jan 21, 2024
Remember "positive" has a single 's' just like in "positive thinking."
Aimie Carlson
Jan 21, 2024
Link "positive" to "poise," focusing on the single 's'.
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Jan 21, 2024
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Possitive and Positive Definitions

Possitive

Possitive is an incorrect spelling of positive.
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Dec 25, 2023

Positive

Constructive, optimistic, or confident.
His attitude was very positive.
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Dec 25, 2023

Positive

Containing an affirmation or assertion.
The statement was positive in tone.
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Dec 25, 2023

Positive

With no possibility of doubt; clear and definite.
The results were positive.
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Dec 25, 2023

Positive

In mathematics, greater than zero.
The number was positive.
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Dec 25, 2023

Positive

Expressing certainty or affirmation.
She gave a positive response.
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Dec 25, 2023

Positive

Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation
A positive answer.
Positive criticism.
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Dec 23, 2023

Positive

Measured or moving forward or in a direction of increase or progress
Positive steps.
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Dec 23, 2023

Positive

Desirable, admirable, or beneficial
A woman with many positive qualities.
The positive features of this new software.
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of positive?

It's pronounced as /ˈpɑzɪtɪv/.
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Jan 21, 2024

Which conjunction is used with positive?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used.
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Jan 21, 2024

Which preposition is used with positive?

"About" and "towards" are commonly used, as in "positive about the future."
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Jan 21, 2024

Which vowel is used before positive?

Typically, no specific vowel is used directly before "positive."
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the singular form of positive?

"Positive" is both singular and plural.
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Jan 21, 2024

Is positive an adverb?

No, it's not an adverb.
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the plural form of positive?

It remains "positive"; the word doesn't change.
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Jan 21, 2024

Why is it called positive?

Derived from the Latin 'positivus,' meaning placed or laid down.
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the verb form of positive?

There's no direct verb form; "positive" is an adjective.
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the root word of positive?

The root word is the Latin 'positivus'.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 21, 2024

Is positive a countable noun?

No, as it's not a noun.
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Jan 21, 2024

Is the positive term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.
Janet White
Jan 21, 2024

Is positive a noun or adjective?

It's an adjective.
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Jan 21, 2024

Is positive an abstract noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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Jan 21, 2024

Is positive a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
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Jan 21, 2024

Is the word positive imperative?

No, it's not used in the imperative form.
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Jan 21, 2024

How do we divide positive into syllables?

It's divided as pos-i-tive.
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the second form of positive?

There's no second form for adjectives.
Janet White
Jan 21, 2024

Which article is used with positive?

Articles like "the" or "a" can precede it, as in "a positive outcome."
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Jan 21, 2024

Is positive a negative or positive word?

It's generally a positive word.
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Jan 21, 2024

What part of speech is positive?

It's an adjective.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 21, 2024

Which determiner is used with positive?

Determiners like "the" or "a" can be used.
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the first form of positive?

"Positive" does not have forms as it's an adjective.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 21, 2024

What is the third form of positive?

Adjectives don't have a third form.
Harlon Moss
Jan 21, 2024

Is positive a vowel or consonant?

The word contains both vowels and consonants.
Janet White
Jan 21, 2024

How many syllables are in positive?

There are three syllables.
Harlon Moss
Jan 21, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in positive?

The first syllable, 'pos,' is stressed.
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Jan 21, 2024

What is the opposite of positive?

"Negative" is the opposite.
Harlon Moss
Jan 21, 2024

What is another term for positive?

"Affirmative" or "optimistic" can be alternatives.
Harlon Moss
Jan 21, 2024

How is positive used in a sentence?

"Her positive attitude was inspiring to everyone."
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Jan 21, 2024
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