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    Affirmative / Negative sentences


     

     

     We can change an affirmative sentence into a negative one with :

     

    Ne (ou n’)…pas, ne…plus, ne…guère, ne…jamais,  ne…rien, ….

     

     Affirmative sentences

     

    La population mondiale augmente régulièrement.

     

    Les hommes mangent  tous à leur faim.

     

     Negative sentences

     

    La population mondiale n’augmente pas régulièrement.

     

    Les hommes ne mangent pas tous à leur faim.

     

    Each of these four types of sentences (declarative,interrogative,exclamative,imperative)

    can be written in an affirmative or negative form.

    L’élève répond :                              Declarative affirmative.

    L’élève ne répond pas :                  Declarative negative.

    Est-ce qu’il répond ?                       Interrogative affirmative.

    Ne répond-t-il pas ?                        Interrogative negative.

    Réponds !                                         Impérative affirmative.

    Ne réponds pas !                             Impérative negative.

    Comme il est sage !                         Exclamative affirmative.

    Comme il n’est pas sage !               Exclamative negative. 

     

    « Ne…pas  »

     Introduces the negation

    You put it on each side of the verb if the tense is simple:

     

    Il ne répond pas.

     

    « N’a…pas  »

    You put it on each side of the auxiliary if the tense is compound:

     

    Il n’a pas répondu.

     

    Other forms of Negation are used  :

     

    Ne…pas, ne…plus, ne…jamais, ne…rien, ne…guère, ne…ni…ni, etc.

     

    Il ne sait plus répondre.

    Il ne répond guère.

    Il ne répond jamais.

    Il ne dit rien.

     

     

     

     

    Exercise

    Based on the lesson above, are the sentences of the following exercise : 

     

    Affirmative and  Exclamative

    Affirmative and Interrogative Affirmative and Imperative

    Affirmative and Declarative

     

    Negative and  Exclamative

    Negative and Interrogative

    Negative and Imperative

    Negative and Declarative





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    1. Nul n’est censé ignorer la loi
    2. Paul s’affole pour un rien
    3. Il ne fait pas froid aujourd’hui
    4. Pourquoi ne viens-tu pas ?
    5. Ne pars pas là-bas!
    6. Oh ! Que j’aime ce tableau !
    7. Allez, vas-y!
    8. Oh non ! Je n'y crois pas !
    9. Je maintiens que ce chapeau est rouge.
    10. Est-ce que tu en reprendras ?
    11. Je n’ai plus faim.
    12. Viens ici tout de suite !








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