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Using Verbs After But

When using verbs after but, watch for 3 points:
    * What tense is the verb?
    *What kind of verb is it? (to be/other verbs)
    *Is the main sentence affirmative or negative?
AFFIRMATIVE
but NEGATIVE Study these changes:
Jack's happy,
but Jill isn't. he is -> but she isn't
Susan's tired,
but Steve isn't. she is -> but she isn't
I was here today,
but you weren't. I was -> but you weren't
They're busy,
but we aren't. they are -> but we aren't
Pat doesn't like cats,
but I do. He doesn't -> but I do
Sara can type,
but Jane can't. she can -> but she can't
Choose the correct verb to finish the sentence.

1) Teresa is an accountant,but Steve____.
aren't
doesn't
isn't
is


2) I am a good worker,but my supervisor___.
is
does
can't
isn't


3) Patricia can dance, but Peter___.
isn't
can't
is
doesn't


4) Kate became a doctor, but Frank ___.
is
isn't
doesn't
didn't


5) Jacques and Alicia are students, but they ___ good students!
aren't
are
isn't
weren't


6) Mario works every day, but Sara ___.
aren't
doesn't
wasn't
isn't


7) I'm here, but he ___.
isn't
was
didn't
doesn't


8) Lee learned to paint, but Gina ___.
aren't
didn't
doesn't
wasn't


9) It was windy this afternoon, but it ___ windy this morning.
can't
didn't
wasn't
isn't


10) Kaye is ready for the next exercise, but Frank ___.
didn't
don't
aren't
isn't


You havecorrect answers out 10

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