8.2.6 Negazione nel simple past

La negazione nel simple past funziona come spiegato nel capitolo negazone. Abbiamo anche già detto che con i verbi to be e to have non si ha bisogno del verbo to do per la negazione.


esempi    
 

In 1980 I went to school.

In 1980 I did not go to school.
 
He bought a bike last month.
He did not buy a bike last month.
 
The school was red still yesterday.
The school was not red still yesterday.
 

He played the piano.

He did not play the piano.
  Yesterday she gave him a present. Yesterday she did not give him a present.
  It was dark and cold, when he came out of the house. It was not dark and cold, when he did not come out of the house.
  I read a book the day before yesterday. I did not read a book the day before yesterday.
  They saw the light at the end of the tunnel last year. They did not see the light at the end of the tunnel last year.



esempio    
  Modal verb => Perifrasi nel passato    
 

can => was able to

In 1980 I was not able to go to school.
 
shall => was to
He was not to buy a bike (he did it anyway).
  must => had to Yesterday she did not have to give him a present.
 

to may => was allowed to

They were not allowed to cross the border.
  to will => wanted to I didn't want to do it all over again.





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