Related ELA Standard: L.5, L.6
When you have an affirmative sentence and you have decided that they need to take a drastic turn in an upside down fashion, you would issue what is called a negation. This is achieved in one shift swoop by simply placing the word "not" directly after an auxiliary or a modal verb. The word "not" can be used in the regular or contraction form such as haven't or wouldn't. As you begin to learn to ponder the light and dark side of many different issues, this becomes a valuable skill to have conquered. This huge cache of worksheets will help students understand how to negate anything or everything in a sentence or any size or shape.
Sentences with Not -
Complete each answer by using the word not. In most cases this is the clear and obvious choice for you.
Are You a Dragon? -
Circle the picture that answers the question. These questions take many different twists and turns.
Basic Negation -
This is almost an exercise in logic to see if you can think through basic problems. Which ones are not expensive?
Sentence Boxes -
Use one word from each box to create four sentences for each group of boxes.
Use your own paper to write the sentences.
Cut It Out! -
Circle the word or words that correctly answer
the question. Some are out right obvious and others will take time to get use to.
Use Your Senses -
Circle each correct answer. I think you will agree that this is a totally odd setup.
Negative Sentences -
Answer each question using the word not or never. You will need to get a full thought across.
Put it in Sentences -
Rewrite each sentence so that it expresses a negation. Take your time and really think about what is best to say.
Why Not? -
Circle the word or words that correctly answer the question. Some of them do not speak in an easy tone.
I Can See It -
Which one doesn't have hooves? Which cannot be broken?
Expressing Negation -
Study each picture. Then write a sentence about each
picture that express negation.
Not As Described -
Study the picture. Circle the sentences that correctly
describe the picture.
Illustrate It! -
Draw a picture that illustrates each sentence. You may need to remove a few of your thoughts along the way.
Create It -
Study each picture. Then write a sentence about each picture that
What is Negation in Grammar?
Negation is a part of English grammar. It is a grammatical construction that negates something. It is used to contradict or negate the remaining part of the sentence. It is also called a standard negation or negative construction. A negation is simply a negative sentence that uses certain words for its formation.
In most sentences of standard English, the negative sentences or clauses simply contain a negative particle not. Sometimes a contraction of the word not is also used in sentences. Some other negative words include none, nothing, no, nobody, never, and nowhere.
These were the words that make a sentence into a negation. You can make a word into negation by simply adding the prefix "un" to most words. Some other affixes that are used to create negative words are -a, -dis, -de, -mis, -in-, dis-, and -less.
You should not go to the party.
I would not bare the injustice.
I will not allow him to use my car.
None of you will step out of the house.
None of us will be joining you for dinner.
Nobody will look after your house.
There was nobody when we reached there.
There will be nobody out at this time of the night.
She told me nothing was wrong with her.
The school gave us nothing but a headache.
Nothing will make her change her mind.
They are never going to visit us.
I am never going to America again.
He said that he would never repeat his mistakes.
Neither you nor your friend are invited to the party.
Neither of us was willing to go to shopping.
Neither blue nor purple is my favorite color.