Formation Of Negatives | Class 4 English Grammar Worksheets

Change the following sentences into negatives. In the simple present tense we make negative forms with do and does.
Note that do is used when the subject is a plural noun or pronoun. The first person singular I also takes do.
Use does when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun.

Common mistakes

  • Correct: He does not want to go.
  • Incorrect: He does not wants to go.
  • Correct: The old woman does not live with her children.
  • Incorrect: The old woman does not lives with her children.

Does want means the same as wants. Likewise, does live means the same as lives.

Formation of negative exercise

1. She works at a library.

2. I want to be a writer.

3. You know the answer.

4. Ramya owns a house in the city.

5. My sister lives in Mumbai.

6. She earns a six figure salary.

7. Raju looks happy to see his friend.

8. Rohan and Sania like to play cricket.

9. Rani cooks delicious kheer.

10. Carpenters make furniture.

11. My children love prawn biriyani.

12. The girl aspires to be a dancer.

Answers

1. She does not work at a library.

2. I do not want to be a writer.

3. You do not know the answer.

4. Ramya does not own a house in the city.

5. My sister does not live in Mumbai.

6. She does not earn a six figure salary.

7. Raju does not look happy to see his friend.

8. Rohan and Sania do not like to play cricket.

9. Rani does not cook delicious kheer.

10. Carpenters do not make furniture.

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11. My children do not love prawn biriyani.

12. The girl does not aspire to be a dancer.

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