Past Simple – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 1

Task No. 1248

Negate the first sentence in each task. Write the negations of the verbs in CAPITALS into the gaps.

Use the long forms of the auxiliaries.

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Form of the Past Simple

Welcome to your Past Simple – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 1

1
She PLAYED tennis. → She tennis.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
2
Petra SPOKE to the teacher. → Petra  to the teacher.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
3
I CLEANED the car. → I  the car.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
4
They MADE a cake. → They  a cake.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
5
She ASKED a lot of questions. → She a lot of questions.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
6
They BOUGHT a house. → They a house.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
7
I WENT to the cinema last weekend. → I  to the cinema last weekend.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
8
I WAS home when you phoned. → I  home when you phoned.
Clue
Negation: WAS + NOT
9
Jake BUILT a model aeroplane. → Jake  a model aeroplane.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
10
We PARKED in front of the school. → We  in front of the school.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive