A negative sentence is a sentence that states that something is not true or that something does not exist. It is the opposite of an affirmative or positive sentence, which states that something is true or exists.

In English, negative sentences are formed using the word “not” after the auxiliary verb, or using the word “never” to indicate that something has never happened.

Negative sentences can be used to express a wide range of meanings, including denial, refusal, prohibition, and disbelief. They can also be used to ask questions or make requests. For example:

  • “Can you not make so much noise?” (request)
  • “Is there not a better way to do this?” (question)
  • “I will not tolerate this behavior.” (prohibition)

To make a negative sentence in English, you can use the word “not” after the auxiliary verb. For example:

  • “I am not tired.”
  • “She is not hungry.”
  • “He is not feeling well.”

You can also use contractions to make negative sentences. For example:

  • “I’m not tired.”
  • “She’s not hungry.”
  • “He’s not feeling well.”

If the sentence is in the past tense, you can use the word “not” after the auxiliary verb “did”. For example:

  • “I did not go to the store.”
  • “She did not eat the cake.”
  • “He did not finish his homework.”

You can also use the word “never” to make a negative sentence. For example:

  • “I never go to the store on Sundays.”
  • “She never eats cake.”
  • “He never finishes his homework.”

Note that in negative sentences, it’s important to pay attention to the word order and the placement of the negative word (e.g., “not” or “never”) in the sentence.

10 sample test questions about negative sentences:

  1. “She speaks Spanish fluently.” (negative version: “She does not speak Spanish fluently.”)
  2. “He finished the marathon in under three hours.” (negative version: “He did not finish the marathon in under three hours.”)
  3. “I have a dog and a cat.” (negative version: “I do not have a dog and a cat.”)
  4. “They live in a big house.” (negative version: “They do not live in a big house.”)
  5. “The movie was really good.” (negative version: “The movie was not really good.”)
  6. “She works as a teacher.” (negative version: “She does not work as a teacher.”)
  7. “The store is open on Sundays.” (negative version: “The store is not open on Sundays.”)
  8. “I go to the gym every day.” (negative version: “I do not go to the gym every day.”)
  9. “He passed the driving test on the first try.” (negative version: “He did not pass the driving test on the first try.”)
  10. “She sings beautifully.” (negative version: “She does not sing beautifully.”)