Element FORM: AUXILIARY VERBS 'BE', 'HAVE', PRESENT
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level A2
Cando Can form negative statements of main verbs in the present continuous and present perfect with 'be' and 'have' + 'not/n't'. ► present continuous ► present perfect
Corrected Learner Example The gas is not working. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2009; Gujarati; Pass)

The window is broken and is not closing. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2010; Portuguese; Pass)

Now, I haven't got any money, but I am really happy! (Italy; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Italian; Pass)

I haven't tidied my room since I bought this mobile. (Italy; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Italian; Pass)

We have not got hot water so the water is very cold. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2009; Panjabi; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments The majority of instances of 'be + not' are in the uncontracted form. The majority of the 'have + not' instances are in the contracted form 'haven?t' (and most with 'I')

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