Simple Past – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 3

Task

Negate the first sentence in each task. Write the negative verb forms (sometimes with a preposition) from the first sentences into the gaps.

You can use long or short (contracted) forms of the auxiliaries.

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Example:

Frank turned on the radio. → Frank   the radio.

Answer:

Frank turned on the radio. → Frank did not turn on the radio. or
Frank turned on the radio. → Frank didn't turn on the radio.

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Form of the Simple Past

  1. Peter woke up at seven. → Peter at seven.
  2. The children ran home. → The children home.
  3. I forgot to take the book with me. → I to take the book with me.
  4. We turned off the computer. → We the computer.
  5. My friend looked after the baby. → My friend the baby.
  6. Anne dropped a bottle of cola. → Anne a bottle of cola.
  7. The boys jumped into the water. → The boys into the water.
  8. He finished his homework. → He his homework.
  9. They brushed their teeth. → They their teeth.
  10. The lady sent invitation cards. → The lady invitation cards.