NEGATIVE QUESTION

Point 35 in the category of QUESTIONS is defined as:

NEGATIVE QUESTIONS with uncontracted ‘not’ to emphasise a point in an argument.

1 COULD IT NOT BE ? 249
2 DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ? 227
3 DOES IT NOT MATTER ? 140
4 DO YOU NOT KNOW ? 94


5 ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? 94 (popularized by the movie ‘Gladiator’)

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6 COULD THEY NOT BE ? 83
7 WOULD YOU NOT AGREE ? 63
8 DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ? 57
9 COULD YOU NOT BE ? 55
10 CAN IT NOT BE ? 55
11 HAVE YOU NOT HEARD ? 52
12 IS IT NOT WORKING ? 49
13 DO YOU NOT SEE ? 47
14 DO YOU NOT AGREE ? 46
15 COULD HE NOT BE ? 43
16 DOES IT NOT WORK ? 42
17 SHOULD YOU NOT DO ? 39
18 HAVE YOU NOT KNOWN ? 39
19 DO YOU NOT REMEMBER ? 36
20 DO YOU NOT LIKE ? 34
21 HAVE THEY NOT HEARD ? 33
22 AM I NOT UNDERSTANDING ? 31
23 DO WE NOT BLEED ? 29
24 DO YOU NOT THINK ? 29
25 AM I NOT SEEING ? 28
26 CAN YOU NOT BE ? 28
27 HAVE YOU NOT READ ? 28
28 SHALL HE NOT SEE ? 26
29 DO YOU NOT CARE ? 26
30 CAN THEY NOT BE ? 25
31 AM I NOT GETTING ? 25
32 COULD YOU NOT KNOW ? 25
33 DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND ? 24
34 DID YOU NOT LIKE ? 23
35 DID YOU NOT KNOW ? 23
36 DO YOU NOT BELIEVE ? 21
37 COULD I NOT BE ? 21
38 COULD HE NOT KNOW ? 20
39 COULD SHE NOT BE ? 20
40 SHALL HE NOT HEAR ? 19
41 DO YOU NOT GET ? 19
42 DID I NOT KNOW ? 19
43 AM I NOT DOING ? 18
44 DO WE NOT KNOW ? 16
45 COULD I NOT GO ? 16
46 CAN YOU NOT READ ? 16
47 SHOULD IT NOT BE ? 16
48 WOULD IT NOT BE ? 15
49 COULD I NOT KNOW ? 15
50 HAST THOU NOT KNOWN ? 14