Formation of Negatives

Formation of Negatives :

If the verb in a sense is one of these special verbs or if it contains one of them, the negative is formed by putting not (or n’t) immediately after the special verb.

He is there. ----------------- He isn’t there.

They are poor.-----------------They are not poor.

He has a pen. ---------------He hasn’t a pen.

I am reading. --------------I am nor reading.

She will come here. -------------She will not come here.

I can swim. -------------------I cannot swim.

They have gone. -------------They haven’t gone.

If the verb is not one of these special verbs or does not contain one, the negative is formed by putting not (or n’t) between do, does, did and the base form of the verb. If the verb is in the simple present tense (e.g. I work. He works,), DO is used in all person except the third person singular where DOES is used. If the verb is in the simple past, (e.g I worked.) DID is used.

Know it.----------------I don’t know it.

She knows it. -----------She doesn’t know it.

She knew it. ------------She didn’t know it.

Business English Index

Business English Exercises Index

Formation of Negatives

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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