Category: negatives

Don’t Haven’t ?

Point 17 in the category of  QUESTIONS is defined as: auxiliary ‘do’ and ‘have’ + ‘n’t’ + subject + main verb to form negative ‘yes/no’ questions. This overlaps with point 18 in PAST: present perfect simple – negative question form. This is hard to catch for variable-length searches, but we can get some short checking […]

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must not

The negative form of ‘must’ in the category of MODALITY appears at two levels. Point 21 is A2 and just general form. Point 149 is B2 and is defined: USE: RULES negative forms of ‘must’ to talk about what is not permitted. must _x _vvi 1 MUST NOT EXCEED 5621 2 MUST NOT USE 3904 […]

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need not

Point 126 in the category of MODALITY is: need NEGATIVE iWeb search for need _x _vvi* 1 NEED NOT WORRY 3770 2 NEED NOT APPLY 2083   Observer Prince William and Kate Could Be Your New Norfolk Neighbors All of the properties are offered unfurnished, and feline lovers need not apply, as there’s a strict […]

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ought negative

There are three negative points in Modality that are quite rare. Point 215 is defined as: negative form ‘ought not to’ Point 226: CONTRACTED NEGATIVE ‘oughtn’t’ (without ‘to’) + verb Point 235 ‘ought’ + subject + ‘not to’ + verb to form (rhetorical) questions, often in formal contexts. *Point 35 in the category of QUESTIONS […]

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