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Published on November 13, 2008

Author: kreyes

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Criticism at work:Negative Questions : Criticism at work:Negative Questions Kristi Reyes When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question 1. To express surprise That’s so sweet, but didn’t you know that I’m already married? When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question Surprise Aren’t you having fun? Get me out of here, you crazy bird!! When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question 2. To show doubt I can’t believe what I am reading! Can’t you do something about this situation? When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question Doubt But … Didn’t I tell you about my excellent skills, extensive experience, positive attitude, and qualifications? When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question 3. When you expect the listener to agree Isn’t this a great vacation? Mmm, hmm! When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question When you expect the listener to agree Isn’t it an awesome day for surfing, dude? Yeah, but watch out for that shark! When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question 4. In an exclamation Aren’t computers great! When to use a negative question : When to use a negative question In an exclamation: Isn’t that cute! Forming a negative question : Forming a negative question Question word negative helping verb subject verb ? Why didn’t you help ? Doesn’t she work ? Why aren’t you studying ? Won’t they come ? Why isn’t he at school ? Haven’t we met before ? Why can’t I get a raise ? Don’t you like pizza ? Why weren’t they on time ? Practice: Write the negative question using “Why” : Practice: Write the negative question using “Why” Statement Negative Question I didn’t study English. I am not busy. It isn’t time for a break yet. She doesn’t have a job. I can’t speak Spanish. They won’t help you. She wasn’t here yesterday. You weren’t on time today. (Answers on next slide) Answers : Answers Why didn’t you English? Why aren’t you buys? Why isn’t it time for a break yet? Why doesn’t she have a job? Why can’t you speak Spanish? Why won’t they help you? Why wasn’t she here yesterday? Why weren’t you on time today? Online practice : Online practice Quiz yourself (click the link) or go to http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizview.php?title=Practice-Negative-Questions-1

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