Negative Contractions Quiz

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1. Which is the original or uncontracted form of "won't"?

will not
would not
won it
a) will not b) would not c) won it

2. What does the apostrophe replace in nearly all negative contractions?

a negative phrase
the word "not"
the letter "o"
a) a negative phrase b) the word "not" c) the letter "o"

3. Which has a similar meaning to shouldn't but is more formal?

shan't
oughtn't
mustn't
a) shan't b) oughtn't c) mustn't

4. "Don't worry. It _______ matter." Which contraction cannot fill the gap?

don't
won't
doesn't
a) don't b) won't c) doesn't

5. Complete the following: "We _______ have to stay long, will we?"

wouldn't
won't
shan't
a) wouldn't b) won't c) shan't

6. Complete the following: "Even if I could've gone, _______ . "

I wouldn't have
I would not've
I'd not have
a) I wouldn't have b) I would not've c) I'd not have

7. Complete the following: "She'd be an excellent president, _______ she?"

couldn't
wouldn't
won't
a) couldn't b) wouldn't c) won't

8. Complete the following: "I'm going to need help with this, _______ I?"

won't
aren't
needn't
a) won't b) aren't c) needn't

9. In the sentence "We are not ready yet" the words we are not can be contracted to

we aren't
we're not
we aren't or we're not
a) we aren't b) we're not c) we aren't or we're not

10. Which means the same as shan't?

shouldn't
wouldn't
won't
a) shouldn't b) wouldn't c) won't

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