past simple negative

Point 10 in the category of NEGATION is defined as:

negative statements of main verbs in the past simple with ‘didn’t’ + main verb

A search in iWeb for:

did n’t _VVI

1 DID N’T KNOW 189531
2 DID N’T WANT 163517
3 DID N’T GET 103113
4 DID N’T THINK 70287
5 DID N’T WORK 62831
6 DID N’T LIKE 57538
7 DID N’T SEE 55206
8 DID N’T MAKE 47215
9 DID N’T TAKE 40365
10 DID N’T SEEM 38515
11 DID N’T FEEL 36230
12 DID N’T GO 35525
13 DID N’T NEED 35403
14 DID N’T REALIZE 27415
15 DID N’T SAY 25541
16 DID N’T COME 25507
17 DID N’T FIND 22352


18 DID N’T CARE 22259

PELIC STUDENT: Japanese,Female,5,g

And then I told my boss about it, but she didn’t care.


19 DID N’T HELP 20512
20 DID N’T LOOK 20301
21 DID N’T EXPECT 20134
22 DID N’T HAPPEN 19362
23 DID N’T GIVE 19304
24 DID N’T STOP 19110
25 DID N’T USE 17992
26 DID N’T UNDERSTAND 17428
27 DID N’T NOTICE 15681
28 DID N’T MEAN 15636
29 DID N’T MATTER 14074
30 DID N’T PLAY 13231
31 DID N’T BELIEVE 13038
32 DID N’T BOTHER 12551
33 DID N’T SHOW 11456
34 DID N’T TELL 11307
35 DID N’T MENTION 10870
36 DID N’T START 10846
37 DID N’T EXIST 10674
38 DID N’T ASK 9585
39 DID N’T CHANGE 9452
40 DID N’T TRY 9267
41 DID N’T LAST 9143
42 DID N’T HEAR 8993
43 DID N’T PAY 8898
44 DID N’T PUT 8739
45 DID N’T REALISE 8633
46 DID N’T MIND 8270
47 DID N’T FIT 7843
48 DID N’T WIN 7638
49 DID N’T LET 7578
50 DID N’T READ 7540
51 DID N’T END 7372
52 DID N’T BUY 7229
53 DID N’T LEAVE 6798
54 DID N’T TURN 6728
55 DID N’T INCLUDE 6674
56 DID N’T RECEIVE 6292
57 DID N’T APPEAR 6021
58 DID N’T HURT 5456
59 DID N’T RESPOND 5279
60 DID N’T ALLOW 5196
61 DID N’T MISS 4843
62 DID N’T WRITE 4780
63 DID N’T ANSWER 4714
64 DID N’T LOSE 4653
65 DID N’T TALK 4384
66 DID N’T BRING 4343
67 DID N’T SPEAK 4338
68 DID N’T MOVE 4330
69 DID N’T RUN 4311
70 DID N’T CALL 4282
71 DID N’T CATCH 4253
72 DID N’T MEET 4180
73 DID N’T SOUND 4085
74 DID N’T FOLLOW 4044
75 DID N’T SPEND 4022
76 DID N’T LOVE 3932
77 DID N’T KEEP 3913
78 DID N’T LIVE 3913
79 DID N’T DESERVE 3839
80 DID N’T DISAPPOINT 3812
81 DID N’T RETURN 3797
82 DID N’T PROVIDE 3749
83 DID N’T OFFER 3721
84 DID N’T HOLD 3719
85 DID N’T ADD 3707
86 DID N’T ENJOY 3697
87 DID N’T BREAK 3675
88 DID N’T EAT 3647
89 DID N’T RECOGNIZE 3629
90 DID N’T AGREE 3596
91 DID N’T HIT 3530
92 DID N’T MATCH 3499
93 DID N’T KILL 3470
94 DID N’T REQUIRE 3414
95 DID N’T FINISH 3360
96 DID N’T DIE 3311
97 DID N’T PICK 3298
98 DID N’T SELL 3262
99 DID N’T REMEMBER 3214
100 DID N’T LEARN 3209

Our A2 vocabulary:

add, agree, believe, bother, break, bring, call, care, fit, follow, happen, hit, hold, hurt, include, keep, kill, let, lose, match, matter, mean, mind, move, notice, offer, pick, receive, return, sell, sound, spend, try, turn, win