Simple Past – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 1

Task No. 4115

Negate the first sentence in each task. Write the negations 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 wrote a letter. → Tom   a letter.


Tom wrote a letter. → Tom did not write a letter. or
Tom wrote a letter. → Tom didn't write a letter.

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Form of the Simple Past

  1. He played handball. → He handball.
  2. Susan waited in the kitchen. → Susan in the kitchen.
  3. I made the beds. → I the beds.
  4. They cleaned the classroom. → They the classroom.
  5. She asked a lot of questions. → She a lot of questions.
  6. The friends got new computers. → The friends new computers.
  7. I was in Sofia last weekend. → I in Sofia last weekend.
  8. You built a house. → You a house.
  9. Christian bought a new guitar. → Christian a new guitar.
  10. We went shopping. → We shopping.