Negative simple tenses are formed using either do, does, did, will or the verb to be and not, followed by the bare infinitive. Below is a group of exercises to test this understanding – using the information provides, form complete negative simple sentences. The answers are given at the bottom.
Exercise 1: Negative Present Simple Sentences
Form negative present simple sentences using the following subjects, verbs and additional information.
- I / to live / there anymore
- that woman / to be / who she says she is
- little children / to be / always nice to have around
- it / to smell / like a chicken pie
- the car / to look / dirty now
Exercise 2: Negative Past Simple Sentences
Form negative past simple sentences using the following subjects, verbs and additional information.
- the toaster / to work / when we tried it
- Herman / to appreciate / being mocked
- the greyhounds / to return / after they escaped
- I / to pass / my exams
- we / to arrive / in time for the show
Exercise 3: Negative Future Simple Sentences
Form negative future simple sentences in the will future form, using the following subjects, verbs and additional information.
- this aeroplane / to fly / again
- Dani / to come / to the seminar this evening
- my bike / to fix / itself
- you / to improve / if you do not study
- they / to want / these spicy pizzas
Exercise 1 Answers
- I do not live there anymore.
- That woman is not who she says she is.
- Little children are not always nice to have around.
- It does not smell like a chicken pie.
- The car does not look dirty now.
Exercise 2 Answers
- The toaster did not work when we tried it.
- Herman did not appreciate being mocked.
- The greyhounds did not return after they escaped.
- I did not pass my exams.
- We did not arrive in time for the show.
Exercise 3 Answers
- This aeroplane will not fly again.
- Dani will not come to the seminar this evening.
- My bike will not fix itself.
- You will not improve if you do not study.
- They will not want these spicy pizzas.