What is a negative sentence?


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A negative sentence states something is not true. A negative sentence can be formed when "don't" or "doesn't" is added to the sentence, with the exception of to be and modal verbs.

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The most common negative structure is the conjugation of the verb in the negative. The structure of the sentence is usually the subject + auxiliary verb + not + main verb + objects. A common mistake in English is when the sentence contains double negatives. A double negative is the use of two "no words" in the same sentence. To modify this, use either a "no" or "any" word in the sentence.

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