Present Simple 2 Negatives

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Eman
E
Eman
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 20 | Total Attempts: 3,574
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 258

SettingsSettingsSettings
Present Simple 2 Negatives - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sarah ________ tennis. (not play)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't play" or "does not play" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to Sarah's habit or routine of not playing tennis. In English, when we want to express a negative habit or routine in the present tense, we use the auxiliary verb "do" or "does" (depending on the subject) followed by "not" and the base form of the main verb. In this case, since the subject is "Sarah" (third person singular), we use "does not play" or the contracted form "doesn't play."

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    He ________ Brazilian. (not be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't" or "is not". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and the verb "be" is negated with "not" to indicate that the subject is not Brazilian.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    My cousin ________ (not live) in this country.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't live" and "does not live" because both phrases are negative forms of the verb "live" in the third person singular form. In this sentence, the subject "my cousin" is singular, so we need to use the third person singular form of the verb. The contraction "doesn't" is a shortened form of "does not," and both phrases convey the idea that the cousin is not currently residing in the country.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    She ________ her car every day. (not wash)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "doesn't wash" or "does not wash" because it indicates that the person does not wash their car every day. The word "not" is used to express the negation, and the verb "wash" is conjugated in the third person singular form to agree with the subject "she". The two options provided are interchangeable and both convey the same meaning.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    I ________ a dog. (not have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't have, do not have, haven't got" because all three options are negative forms of the verb "have" in the present tense. They indicate the absence of ownership or possession of a dog.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    They ________ basketball. (not play)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't play" or "do not play" because the sentence is in the negative form and refers to the action of playing basketball. The verb "don't play" or "do not play" is the appropriate form to use in this context to indicate that the subject does not engage in the activity of playing basketball.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    They ________ hungry. (not be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aren't, are not". This is because the sentence is in the negative form, indicating that the subject "they" is not hungry. In English, the negative form of the verb "be" is "are not" or the contraction "aren't". Therefore, "aren't" and "are not" are both correct options to complete the sentence.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    We ________ scared. (not be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aren't, are not". This is because the sentence is in the negative form and requires the contraction of "are not" to "aren't".

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    We ________ cycling. (not like)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't like, do not like" because the phrase "don't like" and "do not like" are both negative forms of expressing dislike. The use of the negative form suggests that the speaker has a negative sentiment towards cycling.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    She ________ my friend. (not be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't, is not" because both options are contractions of "is not" which is the correct form to use in the sentence. The verb "be" should be conjugated as "is" or "is not" when referring to a third-person singular subject, such as "she." Therefore, both "isn't" and "is not" are grammatically correct options to complete the sentence.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Dec 15, 2017
    Quiz Created by
    Eman
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.