Use of These in Negative Sentences

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In this lesson, we shall learn the use of ‘these’ in negative sentences.

Use of ‘these’ to form a negative sentence

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

The formation of this sentence is as follows:

  • These + are/were + not + other words + full stop (.)
  • These + subject + are/were + not + other words + full stop (.)

Examples of ‘these in negative sentences

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

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. These are not oranges.
  2. These pens are not yellow in colour.
  3. These are not oil paintings.
  4. These are not the books I need.
  5. These are not my pens.
  6. These are not your pencils.
  7. These are not pink flowers.
  8. These are not soft toys.
  9. These boys are not very clever.
  10. These cycles are not useful for handicaps.
  11. These guys are not very tall.
  12. These boys are not scholars.
  13. These are not my flowers.
  14. These books are not mine.
  15. She didn’t buy these clothes at an exhibition.
  16. These are not CDs of an event.
  17. These cell phones are not attractive.
  18. These are not printing machines.
  19. These are not men’s wear.
  20. These chairs are not made of bamboo.
  21. These students are not in the sixth standard.
  22. We cannot use these tiny toys as teaching aids.
  23. These are not whiteboards.
  24. These are not miniatures.
  25. These wall hangings don’t look beautiful.
  26. These bags are not attractive.
  27. These bags are not handmade.
  28. These utensils are not clean.
  29. These are not girls’ clothes.
  30. These boys are not handsome.

Related Lessons-

  1. Use of a pronoun these
  2. Use of the pronoun ‘these in questions
  3.               affirmative answers
  4.               negative answers
  5. Use of a pronoun those

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