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Contact us: email@example.com www.itdunya.com Chapter 7 NEGATIVE QUESTIONS
In a yes/no question in which the verb is negative, usually a contraction is used:
—Doesn’t she live with you?
The other form, which is not contracted, is considered formal and is rarely used in everyday speech:
—Does she not live with you?
To form a negative question, make the auxiliary negative by adding not:
—Do they cash traveler’s checks?
—> Don’t they (Do they not) cash...?
HERE ARE SOME MORE EXAMPLES:
—Is Mr. Jones here?
—>Isn’t Mr. Jones here?
—Are you coming?
—>Aren’t you coming? EXERCISES
Write the appropriate time to the statements (a.m. or p.m.) below.
1. We’ll have breakfast at seven. _________ 2. The meeting is at two. _________ 3. We’ll eat lunch at twelve. _________ 4. I go to bed every night at eleven thirty. _________ 5. I wake up every morning at a quarter till eight. _________ 6. She goes to bed every night at midnight. _________ 7. He arrives tomorrow morning...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.
- Winter '13