How To Use Are in Negative Sentences About The Profession

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In the previous lesson, we learned how to use ‘are’ to describe a profession.

In this lesson, we shall learn the use of ‘are’ in a negative sentence about a profession.

Formation of a negative sentence about the profession

In this sentence, we use ‘not’ with ‘are’.

The formation of this sentence is as follows:


Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. You are not a doctor.
  2. We are not professors.
  3. They are not potters.
  4. My sisters are not engineers.
  5. You are not a cook.
  6. They are not hawkers.
  7. Her sisters are not designers.
  8. We are not collectors.
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  9. They are not watchmen.
  10. You are not an advocate.
  11. You are not a manager.
  12. You are not a reporter.
  13. They are not blacksmiths.
  14. His two uncles are not photographers.
  15. They are not players.
  16. You are not a motorman.
  17. We are not clerks.
  18. They are not poets.
  19. We are not nurses.
  20. You are not a driver.
  21. We are not shopkeepers.
  22. You are not a writer.
  23. We are not architects.
  24. You are not an officer.
  25. All my friends are not pilots.
  26. They are not ministers.
  27. We are not MLAs.
  28. They are not teachers.
  29. They are not book publishers.
  30. We are not booksellers.

Related lessons you must read:

  1. Use of are: state of being
  2. Use of are: profession
  3.                      questions
  4.                    affirmative answers
  5. Use of negative sentences about the profession

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