present simple passive negative

present simple passive negative

B1 Point 10 in the category of PASSIVES is defined as:

PRESENT SIMPLE, NEGATIVE + range of pronoun and noun subjects

*although ‘range of subjects’ is mentioned above, there is no entry for present simple negative elsewhere. There is no way to automatically check whether  these might actually be C1:

‘it’ with the passive voice where the subject is unknown or unimportant, often in formal contexts.


TLC SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

(talking about whether or not a sport is in the Olympics)

No, it‘s not included.

 female India B2


An iWeb search for

_VB _XX _VVN

*we have manually removed lines with ‘was’ were’

1 IS NOT REQUIRED 58435
2 ARE NOT ALLOWED 52153
3 ARE NOT REQUIRED 43351
4 ARE NOT LIMITED 42492
5 IS NOT RECOMMENDED 34914
6 IS NOT KNOWN 33336
7 IS NOT LIMITED 31509
8 ARE NOT INCLUDED 29995
9 IS NOT INTENDED 27825
10 ARE NOT PERMITTED 27630
11 IS NOT ALLOWED 27135
12 IS NOT INCLUDED 24747
13 IS NOT USED 21201
14 IS NOT CONSIDERED 19083
15 IS NOT SUPPORTED 17709
16 IS NOT PERMITTED 16405
17 ARE NOT CONSIDERED 15472
18 IS NOT NEEDED 14300
19 IS NOT MEANT 13827  (C2 in the EVP) Example: “This is not meant to be a threat.”
20 ARE NOT COVERED 13826
21 ARE NOT USED 13409
22 IS NOT SET 12434
23 IS NOT LISTED 12218
24 ARE NOT INTENDED 10833
25 IS NOT GUARANTEED 10709
26 IS NOT COVERED 10589
27 IS NOT FOUND 10577
28 IS NOT DESIGNED 10278
29 IS NOT MADE 10090
30 IS NOT EXPECTED 10072

32 ARE NOT SUPPORTED 9481
33 IS NOT LOST 9111
34 IS NOT AFFECTED 8752
35 IS NOT BASED 8562
36 ARE NOT DESIGNED 8537
37 ARE NOT RECOMMENDED 8482
38 ARE NOT SATISFIED 8442

40 ARE NOT ACCEPTED 8083
41 ARE NOT AFFECTED 8073
42 ARE NOT MADE 8049
43 IS NOT RELATED 7615
44 IS NOT PROVIDED 7577
45 ARE NOT KNOWN 7491
46 ARE NOT GUARANTEED 7409
47 IS NOT SPECIFIED 7272
48 ARE NOT MEANT 7064
49 ARE NOT NEEDED 6653
50 IS NOT GIVEN 6362
51 IS NOT DEFINED 6237

53 ARE NOT LISTED 6134
54 IS NOT CONNECTED 6058
55 ARE NOT EXPECTED 6012
56 IS NOT MENTIONED 5670
57 ARE N’T ALLOWED 5637
58 ARE NOT MET 5597

60 ARE NOT RELATED 5534
61 ARE NOT ENTITLED 5405
62 ARE NOT GIVEN 5305

64 IS NOT AFFILIATED 5214
65 ARE NOT PREPARED 5204
66 ARE NOT FOUND 4899

69 ‘M NOT MISTAKEN 4812
70 IS NOT ASSOCIATED 4764

72 ARE NOT PROVIDED 4701
73 IS NOT PAID 4684
74 IS NOT RECEIVED 4555
75 IS NOT INSTALLED 4548
76 IS NOT SHOWN 4519
77 ‘RE NOT ALLOWED 4413
78 IS NOT RESTRICTED 4404
79 IS NOT SEEN 4383
80 IS NOT TAKEN 4365
81 ARE NOT CONNECTED 4364
82 IS NOT ACCEPTED 4351
83 ARE NOT PAID 4342

85 IS NOT ENTITLED 4301

88 IS NOT ENABLED 3978
89 ARE NOT CREATED 3955

93 ARE NOT BASED 3806
94 IS NOT RECOGNIZED 3804

96 ARE NOT AUTHORIZED 3696
97 IS NOT APPROVED 3668
98 ARE NOT TAKEN 3607
99 IS NOT AUTHORIZED 3570
100 ARE NOT SET 3521

104 ARE NOT SHOWN 3407
105 ‘M NOT WORRIED 3404

108 IS N’T USED 3291
109 ARE NOT RESTRICTED 3289
110 IS NOT CONFINED 3237
111 IS N’T REQUIRED 3198
112 IS NOT BOUND 3182
113 IS N’T NEEDED 3150

116 IS N’T LIMITED 3106
117 IS NOT TREATED 3098
118 IS NOT OFFERED 3005
119 IS NOT SELECTED 2989
120 IS N’T MEANT 2958
121 IS N’T KNOWN 2954
122 IS NOT REGISTERED 2950
123 IS NOT DISPLAYED 2945
124 IS NOT MET 2928
125 IS NOT CAUSED 2925
126 ARE NOT AFFILIATED 2920

128 IS N’T ALLOWED 2863
129 ARE NOT SEEN 2862
130 ARE NOT REGISTERED 2839
131 IS NOT COMPLETED 2814

133 ARE NOT COUNTED 2801
134 IS NOT OBLIGATED 2784

136 ARE NOT OFFERED 2727
137 ARE NOT BOUND 2721

139 ARE NOT OBLIGATED 2649
140 IS NOT SHARED 2645
141 ARE N’T REQUIRED 2577

143 ARE NOT ASSOCIATED 2541

145 IS NOT RESOLVED 2526
146 ‘S NOT KNOWN 2514

150 ARE NOT PROTECTED 2421
151 ARE NOT TREATED 2421
152 IS NOT ADVISED 2417
153 IS NOT CHECKED 2410
154 IS NOT CHANGED 2337
155 IS NOT REMOVED 2337

157 IS NOT STORED 2320
158 IS N’T LISTED 2272
159 IS NOT WRITTEN 2268
160 ‘S NOT MEANT 2252
161 IS NOT FIXED 2233
162 AM NOT MISTAKEN 2232
163 ARE NOT OBLIGED 2206
164 IS NOT PROTECTED 2201

166 ARE NOT EQUIPPED 2180
167 IS NOT PREPARED 2174
168 IS NOT LINKED 2173
169 IS NOT TIED 2156
170 ARE N’T USED 2150
171 ARE NOT SAVED 2149
172 IS NOT SATISFIED 2141
173 ARE NOT DEFINED 2139

175 ARE NOT EXPOSED 2128
176 IS NOT CALLED 2126
177 IS NOT CREATED 2124

179 ARE N’T LIMITED 2119
180 ARE NOT HELD 2111
181 IS N’T SET 2108
182 IS NOT LOCATED 2104
183 ARE NOT MENTIONED 2093
184 IS NOT DETERMINED 2083
185 IS NOT BUILT 2079
186 ARE NOT STORED 2075

189 ‘M NOT ALLOWED 2063

191 ARE NOT CHARGED 2039
192 IS NOT BROKEN 2031
193 ARE N’T MADE 2030
194 ARE NOT SOLD 2029
195 ARE NOT RECOGNIZED 2028
196 IS NOT SOLD 2007
197 IS NOT CONFIGURED 1997
198 ARE NOT TIED 1996
199 IS N’T EXPECTED 1989


The vocabulary range found with this structure is surprisingly high:

A2:
broken, built, called, checked, completed, covered, held, included,

lost, offered, prepared, received, saved, set, shared, sold

B1:
accepted, advised, allowed, approved, based, charged, connected, considered,

counted, created, designed, displayed, expected, fixed, installed, intended, limited,

located, mentioned, permitted, protected, provided, recognized, recommended,

registered, removed, required, satisfied, selected, supported, tied

 

 

 

 


EXPERT EXAMPLE:

So we use these fillers to say,

I need a moment to plan my speech or remember what I’m trying to talk about,

but I‘m not done talking.

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