Element FORM/USE: NEGATIVE QUESTIONS WITH 'NOT', EMPHASIS
SuperCat QUESTIONS
SubCat yes/no
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can form negative questions with uncontracted 'not' to emphasise a point in an argument.
Corrected Learner Example Do we not want our children to be as happy as possible? (Argentina; C2 MASTERY; 2002; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

Is it not too easy to put the blame systematically on our education? (France; C2 MASTERY; 2007; French; Pass)

Is it not possible to have this, though maybe on a smaller scale, in our everyday living right where we spend the majority of our time on earth? (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 2000; French; Pass)

Are they not aware of the negative effects the use of cars has on cities? (Spain; C2 MASTERY; 2010; Spanish - European; Pass)

Can it not, sometimes, be harmful to the world? (Portugal; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example Do we not want our children to be as happy as possible? (Argentina; C2 MASTERY; 2002; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

Is it not too easy to put the blame systematically on our education? (France; C2 MASTERY; 2007; French; Pass)

Is it not possible to have this, though maybe on a smaller scale, in our everyday living right where we spend the majority of our time on earth? (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 2000; French; Pass)

Are they not aware of the negative effects the use of cars have on cities? (Spain; C2 MASTERY; 2010; Spanish - European; Pass)

Can it not, sometimes, be harmful to the world? (Portugal; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)
Comments N/A

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