IV. The negative form of the shì ... de construction

 

The negative form uses , which is placed before shì.

 

1.       shì zài Měiguó xué de Yīngwén, shì zài Yīngguó xué de. 

我不是在美国学的英文,我是在英国学的。

It was not in America that I studied English, it was in England.

 

2.       Zhèi jiàn shìqíng shì gàosù de. 

          这件事情不是他告诉我的。

It was not he who told me about it.