Grammer

否定疑問形を使ってみよう

The Negative Interrogative Form.
否定疑問形を使って講師と会話してみましょう。
否定疑問形といっても簡単。疑問文にnotを加えただけです。 同意を求めたり、心外な気持ちを伝えるときに活用できる表現です。 疑問形を作るより、むしろ注意したいのは答えるとき。 Do you like your hair style? 自分の髪型好き? Don't you like your hair style? 自分の髪型好きじゃないの? 上は普通の疑問文と否定疑問文です。実はこの質問に対しての答え方は同じ。 Yes, I do.ー好きだよ。 No, I don't.ー好きじゃないよ。 日本語に引っ張られると「いや、好きだよ」とNoを使いたくなりますが、 英語では答え方は全く変わらないので気を付けましょう。 【回答例】 Don't you lend me the book? その本、貸してくれない? Isn' this bad? これってひどくない?
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Please use a negative interrogative form.
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Please use a negative interrogative form.

I've been staying at home for about two weeks now. My friends are complaining that they are bored at home, but I like being at home because I have much time to study English and reas books thanks to self-isolation. Do you like working from home? If no, why don't you like it?

自然な表現

I've been staying at home for about two weeks now. My friends are complaining that they are bored at home, but I like being at home because I have a lot of time to study English and read books thanks to self-isolation. Do you like working from home? If no, why don't you like it?

1. Use "much" with uncountable nouns in negative sentences, and "a lot of" in affirmative ones.
2. Correct spelling.
I gey bored too every now and then, but I have been keeping busy with my family and with my work.
Isn't the health situation bad in your country? People should continue to stay in doors,
Please make more sentences usuing the negative interrogative form.

Yes, it is. I'm in Chiba now, near from Tokyo. There are about ten thousands confirmed cases in Japan, and the entire country is under the state of emergency. Isn't every student from Japan on Best Teacher? Don't you talk about the difficult situation with them in classes?

自然な表現

Yes, it is. I'm in Chiba now, near Tokyo. There are about ten thousand confirmed cases in Japan, and the entire country is under the state of emergency. Isn't every student from Japan on Best Teacher? Don't you talk about the difficult situation with them in classes?

1. Near + noun. Far from + noun.
2. Numbers such as hundred, thousand, million, etc. are only used in plural when there is no specific number in front of them. For example, Millions of people enjoy this type of music. BUT Around 10 million people live in this city.
That is a lot, and I hope there are measures in place to keep them contained.
I think that most of the students are indeed on the best teacher site. They do talk about the situation, but I think it is better to think of other positive things, don't you agree?

I'm on your side. I'm getting tired to think of it. Actually it has ruined my plans, and I'm wondering what I'll do now. Which country are you living in? Don't children go to school?

自然な表現

I'm on your side. I'm getting tired of thinking about it. Actually it has ruined my plans, and I'm wondering what I'll do now. Which country are you living in? Don't children go to school?

1. Use "to be tired of" something. Of is usually followed by "verb + ing". And also, to think of and to think about have a different meaning. In many contexts, think of and think about are effectively interchangeable. However, in other contexts, to think of something means you're at least aware of the thing, but may not have given it a great deal of consideration. If you think about something this normally implies more focused or extended attention.
It can get exhausting, but we just have to stay positive. It has ruined many other people's plans too, but we should hope that a solution will be found soon.
I live in Uganda, and the children are at home.
Don't you do homeschooling for your children too?

I'll take your advice. There will be the end of this pandemic. Oh, I just came back from Benin, West Africa. I'd been working there for two and a half years. I hope that my Beninese friends are fine.
I don't have children, so I just take are of myself.

自然な表現

I'll take your advice. There will be the end of this pandemic. Oh, I just came back from Benin, West Africa. I'd been working there for two and a half years. I hope that my Beninese friends are fine.
I don't have children, so I just take care of myself.

1. Just a correction of your typo.
Did you enjoy your time in Benin? I have never been there myself but I hope to remedy that some day.

I enjoyed my stay in Benin. I hope to return there to continue my work.

自然な表現

I enjoyed my stay in Benin. I hope to return there to continue my work.

Simple and straight to the point. Good job.
  • No, I didn't(いいえ、していません。)
  • Yes, I did(はい、しました。)
  • Don't you~?(~してませんか?)
  • Can't you~?(~ができない?)
  • Isn't it~?(~ではないですか?)
  • Didn't you have lunch?(昼食を食べなかったのですか?)
  • Doesn't he know her name?(彼は彼女の名前を知らないのですか?)
  • Isn't she a teacher at this school?(彼女はこの学校の先生ではないのですか?)
  • Can't you swim?(泳げないのですか?)
  • Aren't you going to see the game?(試合は観に行かないのですか?)

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