Forming Negative Simple Tenses – Exercises

negative simple tenses exercisesNegative 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.

  1. I / to live / there anymore
  2. that woman / to be / who she says she is
  3. little children / to be / always nice to have around
  4. it / to smell / like a chicken pie
  5. 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.

  1. the toaster / to work / when we tried it
  2. Herman / to appreciate / being mocked
  3. the greyhounds / to return / after they escaped
  4. I / to pass / my exams
  5. 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.

  1. this aeroplane / to fly / again
  2. Dani / to come / to the seminar this evening
  3. my bike / to fix / itself
  4. you / to improve / if you do not study
  5. they / to want / these spicy pizzas

 

Exercise 1 Answers

  1. I do not live there anymore.
  2. That woman is not who she says she is.
  3. Little children are not always nice to have around.
  4. It does not smell like a chicken pie.
  5. The car does not look dirty now.

Exercise 2 Answers

  1. The toaster did not work when we tried it.
  2. Herman did not appreciate being mocked.
  3. The greyhounds did not return after they escaped.
  4. I did not pass my exams.
  5. We did not arrive in time for the show.

Exercise 3 Answers

  1. This aeroplane will not fly again.
  2. Dani will not come to the seminar this evening.
  3. My bike will not fix itself.
  4. You will not improve if you do not study.
  5. They will not want these spicy pizzas.

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