1. To make a statement in the past tense negative, we often use ‘did’. The main verb in the statement also changes: it becomes the bare infinitive.
For example, ‘Candy didn’t take a bus to the school; instead, she walked there.‘
2. Look at these sentences about The Cook (Chapter 4) and fill in the gaps using the example above to help you.
a. Candy ______ ______ the plates of food out of the kitchen nervously; instead, she brought them out ______.
b. Mrs Duffy ______ ______ that the food smelled horrible; instead, she ______ it smelled ______.
c. Mr Tomkin ______ ______ much; instead, he kept quiet and just ______ his head.
d. The headmistress ______ ______ time ; instead, she ______ Candy the job immediately.