past simple negative (range)

past simple negative (range)

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Point 63 in the category of PAST is defined as:

past simple B2 1 NEGATIVE wide range of regular and irregular verbs.

This point is very much about vocabulary and so probably doubles up on using the English vocabulary profile.  How do we divide the range up better than looking for B1 and above verbs?

Here’s a look in iWeb corpus for did _xx _vvi

1 DID N’T KNOW 189599
2 DID N’T WANT 163571
3 DID N’T GET 103141
4 DID NT KNOW 93950
5 DID NT WANT 80076
6 DID NOT KNOW 73488
7 DID N’T THINK 70264
8 DID NOT WANT 64669
9 DID N’T WORK 62892
10 DID N’T LIKE 57560
11 DID N’T SEE 55245
12 DID NT GET 50814
13 DID N’T MAKE 47233
14 DID N’T TAKE 40369


DIDN’T SEEM

  The New York Times
There was no show, just him and an instrument that didn’t seem to be working. He said there was a problem with the G key.

16 DID N’T FEEL 36241
17 DID N’T GO 35544
18 DID N’T NEED 35497
19 DID NOT GET 35001
20 DID NT THINK 32294
21 DID NT WORK 29902
22 DID NOT WORK 28786
23 DID NT LIKE 28419
24 DID NOT SEE 27966


DIDN’T REALIZE 

  Daily Mail
Winnie Harlow didn’t realize she was ‘different’ as a child and wants to ‘open doors’ for future models.

26 DID NOT MAKE 27340
27 DID NOT TAKE 25691
28 DID N’T SAY 25562
29 DID N’T COME 25523
30 DID NT SEE 25042
31 DID NT MAKE 24164
32 DID NOT GO 22356
33 DID N’T FIND 22351
34 DID N’T CARE 22264
35 DID NOT COME 21744
36 DID NOT LIKE 21306
37 DID NOT RECEIVE 21205
38 DID N’T HELP 20511
39 DID N’T LOOK 20308
40 DID NT TAKE 20275

41 DID N’T EXPECT 20139

42 DID N’T HAPPEN 19409
43 DID N’T GIVE 19316
44 DID N’T STOP 19114
45 DID NOT FIND 18259
46 DID N’T USE 18017
47 DID NT NEED 17984
48 DID NT FEEL 17972
49 DID N’T UNDERSTAND 17528
50 DID NT GO 16914
51 DID NT SEEM 16851

52 DID NOT RESPOND 16847
53 DID NT REALIZE 16127

54 DID NOT THINK 15811
55 DID NOT GIVE 15803
56 DID NOT USE 15780
57 DID N’T NOTICE 15674
58 DID N’T MEAN 15636
59 DID NOT SAY 15129
60 DID NOT NEED 15043
61 DID NOT BELIEVE 14977
62 DID NOT INCLUDE 14914

63 DID NOT SEEM 14154

64 DID N’T MATTER 14077

65 DID NOT EXIST 13536
66 DID NOT APPEAR 13452

67 DID N’T PLAY 13237
68 DID NOT FEEL 13231
69 DID N’T BELIEVE 13104
70 DID N’T BOTHER 12542
71 DID NOT UNDERSTAND 12353

72 DID NOT PROVIDE 11951

73 DID NOT RETURN 11860
74 DID N’T SHOW 11498
75 DID N’T TELL 11384
76 DID NOT SHOW 11151
77 DID NT COME 11129
78 DID NT CARE 10980

79 DID N’T MENTION 10950

80 DID N’T START 10908
81 DID NT SAY 10881

82 DID NOT EXPECT 10697

83 DID N’T EXIST 10681
84 DID NOT MEET 10204
85 DID NT FIND 9997
86 DID NOT CHANGE 9989
87 DID NOT STOP 9818

88 DID NOT ALLOW 9815

89 DID N’T ASK 9722
90 DID NT USE 9676
91 DID N’T CHANGE 9556
92 DID N’T TRY 9284
93 DID NOT HELP 9243

94 DID NT EXPECT 9222

B1

allow (1)

appear (1)
exist (2)
expect (3)
mention (1)
not believe (1)
provide (1)
realize (2)
seem (3)
B2
respond (1)

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