English example sentences with "not"

Learn how to use not in a English sentence. Over 100 hand-picked examples.

I'll do my best not to disturb your studying.

No I'm not; you are!

I'm not a real fish, I'm just a mere plushy.

I think it is best not to be impolite.

I am not an artist. I never had the knack for it.

I can't tell her now. It's not that simple anymore.

I do not have an account in these forums.

This is not important.

It almost scared me not to see you online for a whole day.

You're really not stupid.

Except that here, it's not so simple.

No, he's not my new boyfriend.

It's not much of a surprise, is it?

I am not much of a traveller.

It only shows you're not a robot.

It's not something anyone can do.

You're not fast enough.

It would take me too much time to explain to you why it's not going to work.

It may be that the happiness awaiting us is not at all the sort of happiness we would want.

It is up to you to decide whether we will go there or not.

It is not rare at all to live over ninety years.

Damn! It's not bad!

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Poor is not the one who has too little, but the one who wants too much.

Seeing that you're not surprised, I think you must have known.

It's not my fault!

Not wanting is the same as having.

Better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you're not.

This is not my type.

She's faking sleep. That's why she's not snoring.

What changes the world is communication, not information.

The past can only be known, not changed. The future can only be changed, not known.

The past can only be known, not changed. The future can only be changed, not known.

The key question is not what can I gain but what do I have to lose.

"Have you finished?" "On the contrary, I have not even begun yet."

Why does one say "Good day" when the day is not good?

Being objective means not telling everybody whose side you are on.

I don't think, therefore I am not.

Most schools were designed not to transform society, but to reproduce it.

At the age of six he had learned to use the typewriter and told the teacher that he did not need to learn to write by hand.

If you know that something unpleasant will happen, that you will go to the dentist for example, or to France, then that is not good.

Half an eye is very useful actually, because an animal can see half of another animal, which wants to eat it, and can get out of the way, and it will eat the animal, which has only one-half eye or only 49% of an eye, because this to it will not be enough, and the animal, which was eaten up, will have no children, because it is dead.

Denying she was an anarchist, Katja maintained she wished only to make changes in our government, not to destroy it.

Spenser would not tell anyone his surreptitious plan to get back at his friends for pranking him.

Professors should explain everything in detail, not be succinct and always tell students to go home and read their books.

If I gave no answer, I would not have spoken.

The profane language used on network television makes many parents with young children not want to subscribe to cable.

Food and drink were served in such profusion at the wedding that the bride and groom began to wonder if they should not have invited more guests.

A miser hoards money not because he is prudent but because he is greedy.

His father would never sanction his engagement to a girl who did not share the same religious beliefs as their family.

I'm not inspired anymore.

I am alive even though I am not giving any sign of life.

A child is not a vessel for filling, but a fire to light.

Sir, you are not allowed to park your car here.

Mathematics is not just the memorization of formulas.

Freedom is not free.

At this rate, we're not likely to be done before the end of the week.

Life is not long, it is wide!

If you do not have this program, you can download it now.

I prefer to look for a solution to problems, not only to report them.

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Hope is not a strategy.

It's not important.

I'm not convinced at all.

You should only count on yourself--but even then, not too much.

Wealth comes to those who make things happen, not to those who let things happen.

There was not a bloody soul.

At this stage there is still not a clear energy policy for bringing decentralised power to rural areas.

We are sorry, the person you are trying to contact is not available.

How can you have a laptop and not a cell phone?

It's not serious, I don't bear him a grudge.

Forget it. It's not worth it.

We're going to eat a lot tonight so I hope you're not on a diet.

You need not telephone me.

Let's not be in too much of a hurry.

Please do not take photos here.

He's not working much at the moment.

No, I'm not mad at you, I'm just disappointed.

You are not at all wrong.

Are you not tired?

You must not take advantage of her innocence.

You are not less pretty than her.

You must be careful not to make him angry.

You must not look upon him as great.

You should not play on his generous nature.

You had better not play on his generous nature.

It would be better for you not to ask him for advice.

You ought not to have said a thing like that to him.

You had better not keep company with him.

You should not give him up for lost.

You must not come in.

You are not old enough to go swimming by yourself.

You are too clever not to solve the hard problem.

You must not lose sight of your goal in life.

You had better not eat too much.

You had better be careful not to overeat.

You are too old not to see the reason.

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