Concept Test #52 – Negation (one word)

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/neg5.html

Fill in the blank with the correct one word negative response from the following list: rien, personne, jamais, oui, non, si.

  1. Qu’est-ce que Joe Bob étudie? _______.
  2. Qu’est-ce que Tex fait pour encourager ses étudiants? _______.
  3. Qui déteste Fiona? _______.
  4. Qui comprend l’esprit d’un tatou existentialiste? _______.
  5. Quand est-ce que Joe Bob va finir son dîplome? _______.
  6. Quand est-ce que Tex va s’arrêter (‘stop’) de fumer? _______.
  7. Tex et Tammy ne sont plus amoureux? _______!
  8. Edouard ne mange jamais trop? _______!
  9. Selon Tex, est-ce que Tammy est belle? _______.
  10. Tex, est-il égoïste? _______!
  11. Tex et Tammy s’entendent toujours bien? _______.
  12. Edouard aime le ketchup? _______!

The rules:

  • Oui is a ‘yes’ answer to an affirmative question, while si is a ‘yes’ to a negative question.
  • Non is a one-word negative answer to a yes / no question; pas, by itself, negates part of a sentence.
  • Rien (nothing), personne (no one), and jamais (never) may be used in one-word answers.
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