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simple present negatives I d*ro'f


ffi

do not

work

you do not

work

he/she/it does not

work

&ru*sqr. Sfos

dorsru'f

we/they do not work

Contractions: don't, doesn't

We make simple present negatives (ffi) with do/does not + infinitive (without to).

ffi

STATEMENT

ruecRrvr

know
You think

Ido not know (Nor+*now-r+)


You do not think
He does not like
She does not remember
It does not help
We do not want
They do not understand

He likes
She remembers

It helps
We

want

They understand

ffi

m"t"

My father writes novels. (poetry)

Barbara works in London. (/ive)


Henry likes old books. (parties)

ffi

negative sentences. Use do not or does not.

r play chess. (cards) .. !.49. *.q!.f.lqU9?I4::.


1
You speak very good Arabic. (Chinese)
2 Bill plays the piano very well. (guitar)
3 We agree about most things. (holidays)
4 Alan and John live near me. (George and Andrew)

mut" negative sentences. l)se don't or doesn't.


The train stops at Bristol.
2 I like jazz. (pop music)
1

(Cardiffl 11......................

J
Peter remembers names very well. (faces)
4 We know our Member of Parliament. (his wife)

Alice teaches engineering. (mathematics) ........ .....


6 The children play football on Mondays. (hockey)
7 The shops open on Sunday mornings. (afternoons)
5

ffi

Comptete the negative sentences, using words from the box.


You can use do not / does not ot don't / doesnt as you like.

fish
on

in

Britain

much petrol

My car / use
1

Our cat / like

Melinda / speak

l/

remember

4 Oranges

/grow

The postman / come


6 We / play
5

18

./

much tennis

Sundays Russian your phone number

PRESENTTENSES

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s&1"

Choose one verb to make each sentence negative.


> n . .4qgr*.' L9*.0.Y....... very often i n 5a n Fra ncis co. (snow,

si ng, pl

ay)

1 I like football, but I ...........


cricket at all. (think, like, remember)
2 She lives in Japan, but she ............
a word of Japanese. (sing,work,speak)
3 l'm sorry- I .............
your name. (eat,remember,work)
4 He works in New York, but I ...........
what he does. (know, use, come)
5 Mary's really tired, but she
to go to bed. (help, want, walk)
6 We ........
... a big flat - just one bedroom . (work, play, want)
7 Phil ........
... very hard, but he makes a lot of money. (work, stand, stop)
8 Gemma's parents
l'm the right man for their daughter. (write, read, think)
GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY: games

Look at the table, and write five or more sentences like this:

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1T"

UP
tennis
Ann
Pete

football

rugby

basketball

ll'l'.- I

chess

cards

hockey

!t_/

Joe
Sarah

@ @

badminton

pRESENT

TENSES 19

What games do you play? And what games do you not play?

NOTE:

one negative word is enough (see page 1 15).

Nobody understands me. (xot


She never phones me.

(not

W)
@)

full

n some answers, both contracted forms (for example /m, don't) and
'orms (for example lom, do not) are possible. Normally both are correct.