Present Simple Vs Present Continuous 2 - Negatives

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Present Simple Vs Present Continuous 2 - Negatives - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    She ________ a dog. (not have)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "doesn't have, does not have, hasn't got, has not got". These options all convey the negative form of "having" a dog. They indicate that the person lacks ownership or possession of a dog.

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  • 2. 

    She ________ the guitar now. (not play)

    Explanation
    The correct answer options for this question are "isn't playing," "'s not playing," and "is not playing." These options indicate that the person is currently not playing the guitar. The contraction "'s" is short for "is" in this context, and "isn't" is the contraction of "is not." All three options convey the same meaning that the person is not currently engaged in playing the guitar.

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  • 3. 

    They ________ now. (not shop)

    Explanation
    The correct answer options are all variations of the negative form of the verb "shop" in the present tense. "Aren't shopping" is the contraction of "are not shopping," and "'re not shopping" is the contraction of "are not shopping." All three options convey the same meaning, indicating that the action of shopping is not happening at the present moment.

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  • 4. 

    I ________ in Paris. (not live)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't live, do not live" because both phrases are negative forms of the verb "live" in the present tense. In English, when using the verb "live" in the negative form, we typically use "don't" (contraction of "do not") followed by the base form of the verb. Therefore, both "don't live" and "do not live" are grammatically correct ways to express the negation of living in Paris.

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  • 5. 

    Sarah ________ at the weekends. (not work)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't work" or "does not work" because the sentence is in the present simple tense and refers to a habitual action or a general truth. In the third person singular (Sarah), we use the auxiliary verb "does" followed by the base form of the main verb "work" to create a negative statement.

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  • 6. 

    He ________ a doctor. (not be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't" or "is not" because the sentence is in the present tense and requires the negative form of the verb "to be." In this case, "isn't" is the contraction of "is not" and is used to indicate that the subject is not a doctor.

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  • 7. 

    My brother ________ Spanish. (not speak)

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "doesn't speak" or "does not speak". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "my brother" is singular, so we use the third person singular form of the verb "to speak", which is "doesn't speak" or "does not speak".

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  • 8. 

    They ________ to work normally. (not drive)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't drive, do not drive" because both phrases are negative imperative forms of the verb "drive." The sentence is stating that the subject does not engage in the action of driving. Both "don't drive" and "do not drive" are valid ways to express this negation.

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  • 9. 

    I ________ anything at the moment. (not do)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 'm not doing, am not doing. This is because the sentence is in the present tense and the negative form of the verb "do" is used. The contraction "I'm" is used instead of "I am" for the first part of the sentence, and "am not" is used for the second part. This construction indicates that the speaker is currently not doing anything.

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  • 10. 

    She ________ here. (not be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't, is not" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "she" requires the contraction "isn't" or the full form "is not" to form a negative sentence.

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