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Present Simple Tense * Negative sentences * 3 tasks

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 Negative sentences Part 1


TASK 1 – Don’t or doesn’t? Choose the correct one.

E.g.: They ……… go to school. don’t


1)      Mary travel to France.

2)      We write an essay every day.

3)      My mum sell flowers.

4)      Peter and Sam fish.

5)      I talk to him about love.

6)      Kim usually sit next to Mike.

7)      You build houses.

8)      Lilith teach Jim.

9)      They forget my birthday.

10)      The train arrive in time.

11)      Susie and you go to the shop.

12)      The child smile at Luke.

13)      My family spend money on silly things.

14)      Jake pick up the litter.

15)      Ben and I collect stickers.



Task 2 – Write the correct negative forms of the verbs in the brackets in the boxes. Use the short forms as in the example.

E.g.: She ……… to school. (to go) doesn’t go


1)      Jack’s father (to drink) alcohol.

2)      I am short. I  (to play) basketball.

3)      It  (to rain) a lot in the Sahara.

4)      You  (to get up) at 6 o’clock in the morning.

5)      The Rosins  (to check) the doors.

6)      Mrs Morris  (to buy) unnecessary food.

7)      We  (feel) tired.

8)      Josh and Danny  (to do) maths homework.

9)      Sarah  (to know) my telephone number.

10)      (to laugh) at Phil.

11)      Mr Robins  (to water) the plants in his office.

12)      You (to live) in Mexico.

13)      Mary  (to love) Mark.

14)      They (to call) Greg.

15)      The students (to stand up) when the teacher comes in.



Task 3 – Write the correct forms of the verbs in the brackets in the boxes. Then rewrite the sentences into negative. Use the short forms as in the example. Look at the example below.

e.g.: I ____ to school . (to go) go / I don’t go to school early.


1)      Cindy  (to put on) mini skirts. 


2)      The students (to listen) to the teacher.


3)      My class (to make) an excursion in May.


4)      We (to decorate) the Christmas tree at Christmas.


5)      I (to lock) the door of my office after work.


6)      Phil  (to arrive) home at 5.


7)      You (to sleep) ten hours.


8)      We (to wear) a school uniform.


9)      Linda (to lie) in the sun in summer.


10)      Lisa and Frank (to meet) their friends after school.





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