negation - To make a sentence negative, place the word...

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To make a sentence negative, place the word "no" before the verb. Ella no habla inglés. She doesn't speak English. Él no es profesor. He is not a professor. When the answer to a question is negative, two negative words are required. ¿Habla Ud. español? (Do you speak Spanish?) No. No hablo español. (No. I don't speak Spanish.) ¿ Está Gerardo en la clase? (Is Gerardo in the class?) No. Gerardo no está en la clase. (No. Gerardo is not in the class.) ¿Siempre estudias? (Do you always study?) No, nunca estudio. (No, I never study.) Study the following list of affirmative words and their negative counterparts: algo (something) nada (nothing) alguien (somebody) nadie (nobody) algún (-o, -a, -os, -as) (some, something) ningún (-o, -a, -os, -as) (no, none) siempre (always) nunca (never) jamás (never, ever) también (also) tampoco (neither, not either) o . . . o (either . . . or) ni . . . ni (neither . . . nor) The negative words can be used alone, preceding the verb.
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Nadie habla. Nobody speaks.
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