How to Use Did to Form a Negative Sentence

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Did is used to form a negative sentence in the past tense with another verb.

Construction of a negative sentence using ‘did’

The structure of the negative sentence using ‘did’ is as follows:

  • Subject + didn’t + base form of main verb + other words + full stop (.)


Let’s see how to use ‘did’ in negative sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I didn’t see it carefully.
  2. You didn’t watch it in the evening.
  3. We didn’t walk through the woods cautiously.
  4. They didn’t do it skillfully.
  5. You didn’t do your best in the exam.
  6. She didn’t do his favour last Monday.
  7. He didn’t perform well on stage.
  8. They didn’t help me during my difficult situation.
  9. He didn’t do his computerised work in his room.
  10. You didn’t check it according to your convenience.
  11. I didn’t do as she told me to do.
  12. We didn’t discuss this topic with her mother.
  13. She didn’t research the plants at different sites.
  14. I didn’t read anything on Sunday.
  15. We didn’t wash our clothes on Saturday.
  16. The cleaner didn’t clean our house on Monday.
  17. They didn’t complete their homework at night.
  18. The employees didn’t do office work at their homes.
  19. The staff didn’t do office work on time.
  20. They didn’t do a good job.
  21. They didn’t meet him to get the bag.
  22. You didn’t do as you wished in those days.
  23. We didn’t follow him on Facebook.
  24. I didn’t write it on my own in the last month.
  25. They didn’t work properly.
  26. We didn’t organise an event well.
  27. You didn’t call me on Monday.
  28. She didn’t investigate that case.
  29. I didn’t do my duty well yesterday.
  30. We didn’t handle that situation well.

Related Lessons-

  1. use of does certainty of description
  2. Use of did as the main verb
  3.             in negative sentences
  4. Use of did in the certainty of description
  5.                        in questions

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