Negation

Negation

Negate in two different ways. Point out the focus of negation!

1 Many people attended the meeting. 2 All the people were at work. 3 Everyone here agrees with you. 4 Much of the food was bad. 5 One of the runners heard the starting pistol. 6 Another reason for the dealy was given. 7 A little of the money was spent on this project. 8 A few of you will have noticed the warning. 9 Half of the work has already been completed. 10 The least of our problems has been solved.

Which part of the verb phrase does the negation belong to? What do the sentences mean? Paraphrase!

1 Susan cant type very fast. 2 She can‘t use my typewriter tomorrow. 3 They can‘t be far away now. 4 I may not be very late. 5 They can‘t have arrived yet. 6 You oughtn‘t to behave like that. 7 You needn‘t be alarmed. 8 They won‘t be very pleased. 9 He won‘t listen to what I say. 10 You mustn‘t leave your coat there.