Use of Is in Negative Sentences

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In the previous lesson, we learned how to use ‘is’ to describe the present state. In this lesson, we shall learn the use of ‘is’ in a negative sentence to indicate the current state. Now, we shall discuss the use of is’ in a negative sentence about the present state of being.

Use of Is in Negative Sentences About the Present State

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You know that the verb ‘is’ is used with the pronouns he, she, it, and any other singular noun. In the lesson ‘Use of is’, we used ‘is’ in affirmative sentences.

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

Formation of a Sentence

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

The formation of this sentence is as follows:

  • Subject (he/she/it/any third person, singular number noun) + is + not + other words + full stop (.)


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

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. She is not a girl. 
  2. He is not a boy. 
  3. Sarika is not happy. 
  4. Balu is not so tired.
  5. She is not bored. 
  6. He is not a peaceful person. 
  7. Sameer is not present. 
  8. She is not so happy.
  9. He is not sorry. 
  10. My brother is not surprised. 
  11. Her sister is not sad. 
  12. She is not thirsty. 
  13. He is not frightened. 
  14. She is not eighteen years old. 
  15. Nayana is not seventeen. 
  16. He is not an older person.
  17. The teacher is not angry.
  18. He is not mischievous. 
  19. His father is not a tragic person. 
  20. Her mother is not superstitious. 
  21. She is not innocent. 
  22. Saumya is not helpful. 
  23. He is not active. 
  24. She is not helpful.
  25. Anand is not talented. 
  26. He is not handsome. 
  27. She is not adamant. 
  28. The motorman is not very cautious.
  29. He is not a comic person. 
  30. Sameer is not a loyal person. 

Related Lessons:

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

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