Grade 4 Language - Negatives, Antonyms and Synonyms
What is the negative form of 'everybody'?

Grade 4 Language - Negatives, Antonyms and Synonyms

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Negative expressions are the opposite of affirmative expressions: 'He doesn't like poodles'; 'She likes poodles'. It's very important to be able to form the negative of a given affirmative word or expression. By the way, when you do this quiz it may help to think of 'negative' as synonymous with 'opposite' in some of these questions.

You should be familiar with negative expressions such as:

  • We mustn't
  • They shouldn't
  • He can't

This English quiz will test you on finding a negative expression from a positive one. See if you can get top marks.

1.
What is the negative form of 'always'?
sometimes
never
rarely
infrequently
'Always' is absolute in meaning - so only 'never' will do
2.
What is the negative form of 'does'?
don't
dosen't
doesn't
does n't
'doesn't' can also be written as 'does not'. 'don't = do not' (separate words)
3.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
Lotion can SOOTHE skin that was once painful from being so dry and cracked.
calm
cracked
painful
relieve
Soothe makes people feel relieved
4.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
The MAJORITY of the time I am happy and only the minority of the time I am sad.
most of
little
false
space
The majority of something is most of it
5.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
The girl CONSTANTLY talks so it would be surprising if she stopped talking.
can't do something
stopped
all the time
never
When something happens constantly, it happens all of the time
6.
What is the negative form of 'everybody'?
someone
nobody
anybody
anyone
'everybody' is absolute in meaning - so only 'nobody' will do
7.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the synonym in the sentence?
The CONCISE explanation was only a short paragraph.
short
long
compact
easy
If something is concise, it would be compact
8.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the synonym in the sentence?
We DEPLETED the money in our account after we spent every penny.
filled
learned
spent
emptied
Depleted means emptied because the money is gone from the account
9.
What is the negative form of 'both...and..'?
this and that
either ... or ...
neither ... nor ...
not only ... but also ...
In order to exclude two objects (both A and B), you must use 'neither ... nor ...' which excludes both objects: neither A nor B
10.
What is the negative form of 'all'?
none
a few
some
very few
'All' is absolute in meaning - so only 'none' will do
Author:  Amy Flanders

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