Use of Am in Negative Sentences

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In the previous lesson, we learned to use ‘am’ to describe the present state.

In this lesson, we shall learn the use of ‘am’ in a negative sentence to tell the present state. So now, we shall discuss the use of ‘am’ in a negative sentence.

Use of Am in Negative Sentences About the Present State

You know that am is used only with the pronoun I. In the previous lesson, we used ‘am’ in affirmative sentences. In this lesson, we will use am in negative sentences to describe the present state of being. But first, we shall see how to form these sentences.

♦ Formation of a Sentence

As this sentence is negative, we must use the negation word.

So, we use ‘not’ with ‘am’.

The formation of a sentence is as follows:

  • Subject (I) +  am + not +other words + full stop (.)

♦ Examples:

Let’s see how to use am in sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I am not a girl.
  2. I am not a boy.
  3. I am not clever.
  4. I am not polite.
  5. I am not happy.
  6. I am not so tired.
  7. I am not bored.
  8. I am not a peaceful person
  9. I am not present.
  10. I am not absent.
  11. I am not beautiful.
  12. I am not handsome.
  13. I am not pleased.
  14. I am not sorry.
  15. I am not surprised.
  16. I am not sad.
  17. I am not thirsty.
  18. I am not scared.
  19. I am not eighteen years old.
  20. I am not seventeen.
  21. I am not an old person.
  22. I am not angry.
  23. I am not cool.
  24. I am not a tragic person.
  25. I am not superstitious.
  26. I am not open-minded.
  27. I am not brave.
  28. I am not shy.
  29. I am not jealous. 
  30. I am not strong. 

Related Lessons of use of am-

  1. Use of ‘am’: state of being
  2.               questions
  3.               affirmative answers
  4.               negative answers
  5. Use of ‘am’:  profession

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