May 102012
 

Negative Sentence: S + V2ed

S + Vmain2,ed            => S + did + not + Vmaino

S + Vmodal2  + Vmaino=> S + Vmodal2  + not + Vmaino

S  + was/were     => S  + was/were + not

 

1/ Vmain         :   S   +   did   +   not   +   Vmaino   +   O

Ex:  He     didn’t     play   football yesterday. (didn’t =did not)

–    We        didn’t     play football yesterday.

2/ Vmodal            :   S   +   Vmodal2    +   not   +   Vmaino    +   O

Ex:  He was busy, he   couldn’t      play   football yesterday.

–    We were busy, we   couldn’t     play   football yesterday.

3/ Be :   S    +   was/were  +  not   +   O

Ssingular + was not                 He wasn’t here yesterday. (wasn’t = was not)

Splural + were not                 We weren’t here yesterday. (weren’t = were not)

S = “I” + was not                  I wasn’t here yesterday.

S = “You” + were not          You weren’t here yesterday.

 

Exercise 1: Use the correct Verb form

1/ John (not watch)                                          an action movie last night.

2/ We (not watch)                                             an action movie last night.

3/ I (not watch)                                                 an action movie last night.

4/ You (not watch)                                           an action movie last night.

5/ John (can not watch)                                               this movie at home last night.

6/ We (can not watch)                                     this movie at home last night.

7/ I (can not watch)                                          this movie at home last night.

8/ You (can not watch)                                                this movie at home last night.

9/ John (be not )                                                            at home last night.

10/ We (be not)                                                 at home last night.

Exercise 2: Use the correct Verb form

1/ John (not buy)                                               apple everyday.

2/ John (not buy)                                               apple yesterday.

3/ John (not buy)                                               apple tomorrow.

4/ We (not buy)                                                 apple everyday.

5/ We (not buy)                                                 apple yesterday.

6/ We (not buy)                                                 apple tomorrow.

7/ I (not buy)                                                      apple everyday.

8/ I (not buy)                                                      apple yesterday.

9/ I (not buy)                                                      apple tomorrow.

10/ You (not buy)                                             apple tomorrow.

 

Solution:

Exercise 1:

1/ John          didn’t watch                    an action movie last night.

2/ We            didn’t watch                    an action movie last night.

3/ I                 didn’t watch                    an action movie last night.

4/ You           didn’t watch                    an action movie last night.

5/ John         couldn’t watch                this movie at home last night.

6/ We           couldn’t watch                this movie at home last night.

7/ I                couldn’t watch                this movie at home last night.

8/ You          couldn’t watch                this movie at home last night.

9/ John          wasn’t                               at home last night.

10/ We          weren’t                             at home last night.

Exercise 2:

1/ John     doesn’t buy              apple everyday.

2/ John     didn’t buy                 apple yesterday.

3/ John     will not buy              apple tomorrow.

4/ We       don’t buy                  apple everyday.

5/ We       didn’t buy                 apple yesterday.

6/ We       will not buy              apple tomorrow.

7/ I                        don’t buy                  apple everyday.

8/ I                        didn’t buy                 apple yesterday.

9/ I                        will not buy              apple tomorrow.

10/ You    will not buy              apple tomorrow.

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