Adding contradictory remarks

October 10, 2011pdf

Add contradictory statements to the following, either freely or using the suggestion in brackets.

Use the following pattern in your answers: but + subject + auxiliary + n’t / not

1. He can speak English. (I)

2. He won the test. (His brother)

3. I like reading comics. (My wife)

4. He knows me well. (His wife)

5. English is easy to learn. (French)

6. I did the homework. (Others)

7. I have learned classical music. (My sister)

8. John has arrived. (Peter)

9. James can sing well. (Alice)

10. He will leave tomorrow. (I)

Answers

1. He can speak English. But I can’t. / But I cannot.

2. He won the test. But his brother didn’t / did not.

3. I like reading comics. But my wife doesn’t / does not.

4. He knows me well. But his wife doesn’t / does not.

5. English is easy to learn. But French isn’t / is not.

6. I did the homework. But others didn’t / did not.

7. I have learned classical music. But my sister hasn’t / has not.

8. John has arrived. But Peter hasn’t / has not.

9. James can sing well. But Alice can’t / cannot.

10. He will leave tomorrow. But I won’t.

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