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Daemon
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Constructing Negative Interrogative Sentences

As with all negative sentences, we generally form the negative interrogative by adding the word "not." How do we know where to put "not" in the sentence? More...
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Constructing Negative Interrogative Sentences
As with all negative sentences, we generally form the negative interrogative by adding the word "not."
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Negative Interrogative Sentences
As their name implies, negative interrogative sentences (sometimes called interro-negative sentences) are interrogative sentences that are made negative. In addition to asking literal questions, negative interrogative sentences are often used to imply that the speaker is expecting a certain answer or for emphatic effect.
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Constructing Negative Interrogative Sentences
As with all negative sentences, we generally form the negative interrogative by adding the word "not."


The skill is in putting the "not" in the correct place.
The 2nd trick is not sounding accusatory when using this structure. Certain situations can be problematic.
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Boo hoo! I love the interrogative negative structure.
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