Exercise #5 – negatives (ANSWERS)

Directions: Read each sentence or question and then circle or underline the word correct or incorrect. If it’s incorrect, write it correctly. Complete this exercise in your notebook.

write by hand

Example: He didn’t know nothing.  correct / incorrect

 He didn’t know anything.  or  He knew nothing.  

1. She don’t remember nothing.    correct / incorrect

  She doesn’t remember anything.  or  She remembers nothing.

2. This ain’t no good.    correct / incorrect

   This isn’t any good.  or    This is no good.  

3. There no books.    correct / incorrect

   There aren’t any books.  or  There are no books.  

4. My car no start.  correct / incorrect

   My car doesn’t start.  

5. Why she’s not here?  correct / incorrect

  Why isn’t she here?  or  Why is she not here?

6. Why didn’t you call me?  correct / incorrect


7. There’s none left.    correct / incorrect


8. I ain’t got nothing to do.     correct / incorrect

    I don’t have anything to do.  or  I have nothing to do.  

9. He don’t have no money.  correct / incorrect

    He doesn’t have any money.  or  He has no money.    

10. They’re never here.  correct / incorrect


If you need help forming negatives,

go to the Blue Level and the Red Level.