Has there ever been a time where you wanted to talk about something that you do not like? What about something that you could not do? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you used something called a negative!
“But I am a positive person” No, not that kind of negative! Today we are going to talk about negation in grammar.

To form a negative sentence in English, we must negate the auxiliary verb (which means adding not). Let’s look at some examples:

She could wear high heels —— She could not (or couldn’t) wear high heels.

But what if there is no auxiliary verb? Well, all we have to do is add do!

She wears high heels ——- she does not wear high heels.

But what happens if we have the be verb? Good question! If we are using to be, we add not as well!
She was on the street —- She was not on the street.

Are you ready to try a little quiz? Let’s practice.

Negation quiz

Try to negate these sentences.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and quiz on negation. I hope you did not make any mistakes, but if you did that is ok too! Let us know in the comments how you did on the quiz. We are here to help.

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