Simple Present – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 3

Task

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

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

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Example:

Josephine knows the new words. → Josephine   the new words.

Answer:

Josephine knows the new words. → Josephine does not know the new words. or
Josephine knows the new words. → Josephine doesn't know the new words.

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Form of the Simple Present

  1. The girls are outside. → The girls outside.
  2. She knows the answer. → She the answer.
  3. We live in a small house. → We in a small house.
  4. I have coffee for breakfast. → I coffee for breakfast.
  5. Water boils at 90°C. → Water at 90°C.
  6. My brothers work in a café. → My brothers in a café.
  7. Marie and Helen do judo. → Marie and Helen judo.
  8. The dog always barks. → The dog .
  9. I remember Bill quite well. → I Bill quite well.
  10. Kate can sing alone. → Kate alone.