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Forme interro négative
La forme interro négative se forme en plaçant l'auxiliaire avant le sujet, comme pour l'interrogation, et en ajoutant la négation contractée "n't" à l'auxiliaire.
Ainsi apparaît
do au Simple present et did au Simple past :

WORK Simple Perfect
PRESENT Simple present Present Be + Ving Present perfect Present perfect Be + Ving
Don't I work? Aren't I working? Haven't I worked? Haven't been working?
Don't you work? Aren't you working? Haven't you worked? Haven't you been working?
Doesn't he work? Isn't he working? Hasn't he worked? Hasn't he been working?
Don't we work? Aren't we working? Haven't we worked? Haven't we been working?
Don't you work? Aren't you working? Haven't you worked? Haven't you been working?
Don't they work? Aren't they working? Haven't they worked? Haven't they been working?
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PAST
Simple past Past Be + Ving Past perfect Past perfect Be + Ving
Didn't I work? Wasn't I working? Hadn't I worked? Hadn't been working?
Didn't you work? Weren't you working? Hadn't you worked? Hadn't you been working?
Didn't he work? Wasn't he working? Hadn't he worked? Hadn't he been working?
Didn't we work? Weren't we working? Hadn't we worked? Hadn't we been working?
Didn't you work? Weren't you working? Hadn't you worked? Hadn't you been working?
Didn't they work? Weren't they working? Hadn't they worked? Hadn't they been working?
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L'interro-négation est particulièrement utilisée pour
les question-tags : He is rich, isn't he? = Il est riche, n'est-ce pas ?
les réponses interrogatives : 'Jane is rich.' 'Is she?' = "Jane est riche." "Ah bon ?"