English Grammar Be Negative
Learn English Be netative Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Two

In this second grammar lesson, you learn about Be Negative in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

In our previous lesson, we covered the Be Present Tense If you just landed on this page, we suggest that you complete our previous lesson including its quizzes before continuing on this lesson.

Requirement Lessons

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Be Negative

Be – Present Tense Negative
Subject + (be) + not

I am not
He is not
She is not
It is not

We are not
You are not
They are not

write and practice

I am not a student.
I’m a teacher.

You are not a teacher.
You are a student.

He is not here.
He’s outside.

She is not happy.
She’s sad.

It is not a chair.
It’s a table.

We are not students.
We are a family.

You are not teachers.
You are students.

They are not students.
They are workers.

Practice and write. write

I am not
I’m not

You are not
You aren’t
You’re not

He is not
He isn’t
He’s not

She is not
She isn’t
She’s not

It is not
It isn’t
It’s not

We are not
We aren’t
We’re not

You are not
You aren’t
You’re not

They are not
They aren’t
They’re not

The nonstandard form of the verb “be” in English is ain’t. We don’t recommend the use of “ain’t,” but it is used among native speakers.

I ain’t
You ain’t
He ain’t
She ain’t
It ain’t
We ain’t
You ain’t
They ain’t

He ain’t here. (He isn’t here.)
You ain’t gettin’ nothing. (You aren’t getting anything.)
This ain’t gonna work. (This isn’t going to work.)

The use of “ain’t” is not good English; however, many Americans use it, especially young people.

Quiz for Be Negative

Now that you learned your new lesson, it is time to go to the Be Negative Quiz page and finish your quiz. While working on your quiz, you can always go back to its lesson to refresh your memory.

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Next Grammar Lesson

In our next lesson, we will cover the Be Questions Before moving to the next lesson, we suggest that you complete this lesson including its quizzes.

Related Grammar Lessons

More practice with the important verb Be comes in below lessons:

Grammar Level 1 Outline

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