Simple Present – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 1


Negate the first sentence in each task. Write the negation of the verbs in bold into the correct gaps.

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

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Tom writes letters. → Tom   letters.


Tom writes letters. → Tom does not write a letters. or
Tom writes letters. → Tom doesn't write letters.

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Form of the Simple Present

  1. They play volleyball every week. → They volleyball every week.
  2. John is nice. → John nice.
  3. This car makes a lot of noise. → This car a lot of noise.
  4. I like computer games. → I computer games.
  5. We are from Greece. → We from Greece.
  6. You wear pullovers. → You pullovers.
  7. They speak English. → They English.
  8. He watches TV. → He TV.
  9. I am from Spain. → I from Spain.
  10. Steve draws nice pictures. → Steve nice pictures.