- A phrase that tells you that something is not so is considered a negative sentence. They are declarative statements.
- Negative sentence includes a negative word such as “never”, “not”, “no”,” nobody”, “no one”, “none”, or a negative verb such as “is not” or “cannot” or “will not”.
- An interrogative sentence is one that poses a direct question and ends in a question mark at all times.
Typically, negative phrases are produced by adding 'not' after the auxiliary verb or changing the auxiliary verb into a negative contraction. By placing the verb before the subject, a declarative sentence can be transformed into an interrogative. If there are two verbs in a declarative sentence, it can be modified into an interrogative by placing the subject between the two verbs.
i) Uman can fly kites
Negative sentence– Umang cannot fly kites
Interrogative sentence– Can Umang fly kites?
ii) Sagar will help me with this project
Negative sentence– Sagar will not help me with this project
Interrogative sentence – Will Sagar help me with this project?
iii) Chetan could lift really heavy weights
Negative sentence – Chetan could not lift really heavy weights
Interrogative sentence – Could Chetan lift really heavy weights?
iv) You could have taken the school bus
Negative sentence – You could not have taken the school bus
Interrogative sentence – Could you have taken the school bus?
v) This will be a difficult assignment
Negative sentence – This will not be a difficult assignment
Interrogative sentence– Will this be a difficult assignment?
vi) Rehaan may become the next captain
Negative sentence– Rehaan may not become the next captain
Interrogative sentence – May Rehaan become the next captain?
-If a language has a particular interrogative inflection form, it is sometimes referred to as the grammatical mood of interrogation.
-The glossing abbreviation “int” may denote interrogative mood or other interrogative forms.
-Double negative happens when in a sentence you use more than one negative.