Concept Test #27 – Alternative Negation 2

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/neg4.html

Negate the affirmative sentences with the negative expressions in parentheses. Make all necessary changes to the sentence. Include punctuation in your answer.

  1. Tex aime le rap et le rock. (ne…ni…ni)
  2. Tammy et Bette comprennent la poésie de Tex. (ne…ni…ni)
  3. Fiona a bu et a fumé à la fête. (ne…ni…ni)
  4. Le baseball et le basket font plaisir à Tex. (ne…ni…ni)
  5. Un éditeur a publié la poésie de Tex.(ne…aucun : ‘not a single editor…’)
  6. Bette a reçu une invitation. (ne…aucun)
  7. Une femme peut résister au charme de Tex. (ne…aucun)
  8. Edouard mange un hamburger. (ne…aucun)
  9. Joe-Bob choisit les cours faciles. (ne…que)
  10. Edouard mange la cuisine française. (ne…que)
  11. Tammy adore Tex. (ne…que)
  12. Tex lit la philosophie. (ne…que)

The rules:

  • Ne / n’ … aucun(e) + noun conveys the idea of ‘absolutely no, not a single’ + noun.
  • Aucun mus agree in gender with the word that follows. ex. Aucune femme
  • Ne … ni … ni is commonly translated as ‘neither … nor’.
  • Ne … que is used to express a restriction. It is usually translated as ‘only’.
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