What is a Negative Sentence? - Definition, Structure & Examples


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Fill in the blank with the best answer choice: I _____ having a good day.

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1. Fill in the blank with the best answer choice: Yesterday, you _____ in class on time.

2. Fill in the blank with the best answer choice: Braden _____ his own dinner.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of negative sentences with these interactive study assessments. Questions will address things like describing a day you are having and being late for class using the word 'not'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz and worksheet goals are as follows:

  • Choose the right verb to make a sentence negative
  • Understand how to alter a sentence into the negative
  • Recognize in what way specific words can make that change

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be covered:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding affirmative and negative sentences
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on negative sentences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what indicates that a sentence is negative
  • Problem solving - fill in the blank in practice problems about making sentences negative

Additional Learning

For further learning on this topic, consider the accompanying lesson entitled What is a Negative Sentence? - Definition, Structure & Examples. Topics in the lesson include the following:

  • 'Be' verbs
  • Contractions
  • What happens when there is no auxiliary verb in a sentence
  • Perfect and progressive verb tense