Most Common English Words (no. 13)
“Not” is the next word on the list. It is an adverb (副詞) and it is used to make a word or a few words negative, or to give a word an opposite meaning.
- She is not happy.
- I will not tell her what you told me.
- I think he is not bad looking. (= He is quite handsome)
- Not that I’m angry (= I am angry), but why didn’t you do your chores?
That’s basically it for “not“. I think this is one of the easiest words to remember and understand in this list, but the next word is another preposition and it has a lot of usages.