Category: questions

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 ?

Two points in the category of Modality at B2 are practically the same. Point 147 is: ‘must’ the question form. Point 161 is: ‘must’ to ask about obligation and necessity. An iWeb cluster search for must * * * * ? 1 MUST BE GOOD , RIGHT ? 84 2 MUST BE TRUE , RIGHT […]

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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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