Element FORM: AUXILIARY VERBS 'BE', 'HAVE', PAST
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
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Level B1
Cando Can form negative statements of main verbs in the past continuous and past perfect with auxiliary verbs 'be' and 'have' + 'not/n't'. ► past continuous ► past perfect
Corrected Learner Example It was raining for seventy two hours and it wasn't going to stop. (Ukraine; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Russian; Pass)

I hadn't expected to receive a letter from her. (Mexico; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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