Are: Negative Sentences

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In the previous lesson, we learned the 'use of are to tell about the present state.

In this lesson, we shall learn the use of 'are' in a negative sentence to tell the present state.

Now, we shall discuss the use of ‘are’ in a negative sentence about the present state of being.

Use of Are in Negative Sentences About the Present State

We can use 'are' in simple sentences with the pronouns we, you, they, these, those and any other plural noun. In the lesson, the 'use of are', we used 'are' in affirmative sentences.

In this lesson, we will use 'are' in negative sentences to describe the present state of being. But first, we shall see how to form these sentences.

Formation of a negative sentence

As we have to form a negative sentence, we should use 'not' with 'are'.

So the formation of this sentence is as follows;

  • Subject(we/you/you/they/these/those) + are + not+ other words


Let's see how to use 'are' in negative sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. We are not students.
  2. You are not a student.
  3. You are not the students.
  4. They are not students.
  5. His sisters are not so sad.
  6. The boys are not pleased.
  7. They are not creative.
  8. You are not tired.
  9. We are not tired.
  10. They are not happy.
  11. Her siblings are not happy.
  12. They are not surprised.
  13. We are not a family.
  14. We are not so sorry.
  15. They are not liars.
  16. The girls are not beautiful.
  17. We are not thirsty.
  18. Students are not well dressed.
  19. We are not hungry.
  20. You are not ten years old.
  21. They are not on time.
  22. You are not wrong.
  23. They are not joyful.
  24. They are not superstitious.
  25. We are not innocent.
  26. You are not smart.
  27. They are not rude. 
  28. They are not frightened.
  29. We are not polite.
  30. All servants are not loyal.

Related Lessons -

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

All Lessons of Listening Grammar

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