Change Affirmative to Negative | Class 8 Grammar Worksheets

It is easy to make negative sentences. We only have to write not after the auxiliary verb.

  • She is a dancer.
  • She is not a dancer.

In the simple present tense, we make negatives with do and does.

  • She works hard.
  • She does not work hard.

Use does with singular nouns and pronouns.

  • They love cats.
  • They do not love cats.

Use do with plural nouns and pronouns.

In the simple past tense, we make negatives with did not.

  • I saw him yesterday.
  • I did not see him yesterday.

Change affirmative to negative – worksheet 1

Rewrite the following affirmative sentences as negative sentences.

1. I can help you solve these problems.

2. She was here in the morning.

3. I had a strange experience yesterday.

4. She has done her homework.

5. It has stopped raining.

6. Their performance amazed me.

7. I did much work yesterday.

8. She earns a lot of money.

9. I heard a knock on the door.

10. There is something under the bed.

11. There are many stores on this street.

12. She passed the exam with A grade.

13. She refused to let us in.

14. They threw a party to celebrate the occasion.

15. I wandered around the town.

16. Several students participated in the cultural program.

17. I enjoy reading novels.

18. She lives alone in that house.

19. The storm blew our roof off.

20. She chose the brown shirt.

21. I rang the bell six times.

22. My sister wants to be a pilot.

23. He needs time to adapt to the changes.

24. I enjoy this party.

25. She aspires to be an astronaut.

Answers

1. I cannot help you solve these problems.

2. She was not here in the morning.

3. I did not have a strange experience yesterday.

4. She has not done her homework.

5. It has not stopped raining.

6. Their performance did not amaze me.

7. I did not do much work yesterday.

8. She does not earn a lot of money.

9. I did not hear a knock on the door.

10. There isn’t anything under the bed. / There is nothing under the bed.

11. There are not many stores on this street.

12. She did not pass the exam with A grade.

13. She did not refuse to let us in.

14. They did not throw a party to celebrate the occasion.

15. I did not wander around the town.

16. Several students did not participate in the cultural program.

17. I do not enjoy reading novels.

18. She does not live alone in that house.

19. The storm did not blow our roof off.

20. She did not choose the brown shirt.

21. I did not ring the bell six times.

22. My sister does not want to be a pilot.

23. He does not need time to adapt to the changes.

24. I do not enjoy this party.

25. She does not aspire to be an astronaut.

Change affirmative into negative – worksheet 2

Change the following affirmative sentences into negative sentences.

1. Yesterday I went to the library to borrow some books.

2. She remembers everything vividly.

3. My neighbours are very rich.

4. I know him.

5. She both sings and dances.

6. We want to start now.

7. Their children behave well.

8. He owns six cars.

9. She speaks eight languages.

10. He reads a lot.

11. They are waiting for us.

12. I often visit my grandparents.

13. The cat has found her kittens.

14. They spend a lot of money on gadgets.

15. His father works in the Middle East.

Answers

1. Yesterday I did not go to the library to borrow some books.

2. She does not remember anything vividly.

3. My neighbours are not very rich.

4. I do not know him.

5. She neither sings nor dances.

6. We do not want to start now.

7. Their children do not behave well.

8. He does not own six cars.

9. She does not speak eight languages.

10. He does not read a lot.

11. They are not waiting for us.

12. I do not often visit my grandparents.

13. The cat has not found her kittens.

14. They do not spend much money on gadgets. (We use a lot of in affirmative sentences. In negative sentences and questions use much instead of a lot of.)

15. His father does not work in the Middle East.

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