Past Simple – Negation of sentences in English – Exercise 2

Task No. 1249

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 2

1
Sean SOLD his car. → Sean  his car.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
2
They WENT to the cinema last night. → They  to the cinema last night.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
3
He CAME for dinner last weekend. → He  for dinner last weekend.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
4
She TOOK OFF her jacket. → She  her jacket.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
5
The students STOOD UP. → The students .
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
6
We COMPLAINED to the manager. → We  to the manager.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
7
The players shook hands before the match. → The players  hands before the match.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
8
John USED a knife to open the box. → John  a knife to open the box.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
9
The doctor took Sean's pulse. → The doctor  Sean's pulse.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive
10
I TOLD you the truth. → I  you the truth.
Clue
Negation: did + not + infinitive