Present Simple Negative Exercise 1

The present simple (or simple present) is a basic tense in English to talk about the present. You use this tense in the following situations:

  • Present state, how you feel
  • Timeless truths
  • Habits
  • Timetables (also in the future)
  • Short actions
  • Instructions

On this page, you have an exercise about forming negative sentences. There is also a video available about this tense below the exercise.

You can find the exercise below:

Present Simple Negative Exercise 1

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct negative form of the verb in the present simple.
1.
My friend (not, to like) to be late.
2.
(not, to use) the table to mix your paint!
3.
The teacher always hates it when we (not, to pay) attention.
4.
My dog (not, to bark) at night.
5.
I (not, to be) afraid of the big bad wolf.
6.
A good friend of mine (not, to be) into books.
7.
I (not, to have) a car.
8.
My grandparents (not, to travel) by plane.
9.
I (not, to watch) a lot of TV.
10.
We (not, to talk) talk to each other.

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