How to Use Do to Form a Negative Sentence

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Do is used to form a negative sentence with another verb.

Construction of a negative sentence using ‘do’

The structure of this sentence is as follows:

  • Subject (I/we/you/they/any plural number) + don’t + base form of main verb + other words + full stop (.)


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

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. You don’t go to your home town. 
  2. I don’t come so early.
  3. They don’t agree with this proposal.
  4. We don’t play on the ground.
  5. I don’t like pizza.
  6. We don’t dance on the stage.
  7. Students don’t write an essay during their English period.
  8. You don’t listen to music.
  9. They don’t read a book in a library.
  10. You don’t reach there in time.
  11. We don’t agree to pay more for his job.
  12. You don’t recite the words from lessons.
  13. You don’t remember those days.
  14. They don’t speak on this topic.
  15. You don’t forget that incident.
  16. They don’t perform dances at the annual function.
  17. You don’t think about her relationship
  18. We don’t rest for an hour.
  19. They don’t quarrel with each other.
  20. Teachers don’t teach every Sunday.
  21. Those students don’t respect their teachers.
  22. I don’t like this web series.
  23. They don’t clean their house in the evening.
  24. I don’t ask so many questions.
  25. We don’t send you messages.
  26. You don’t follow her on Facebook.
  27. They don’t sing songs with a harmonium.
  28. I don’t change the book cover.
  29. They don’t explain lessons.
  30. They don’t travel frequently.

Related Lessons-

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

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