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Unformatted text preview: nos (us) os (you-all-familiar) los, las (them, you-all-formal) In a negative sentence with one verb, the direct object pronoun is placed between the negative word and the conjugated verb. Affirmative Sentence I buy the books. Compro los libros. Los compro. (I buy them.) Negative Sentence I don't buy the books. No compro los libros. No los compro. (I don't buy them.) Compare the following affirmative statements with their negative counterparts. Los compras. No los compras. Guadalupe siempre lo estudia. Guadalupe nunca lo estudia. Ellos nos conocen. Ellos no nos conocen. Remember, don't try to translate word-for-word. Instead, think in terms of phrases, or concepts. For example, the sentence "No los compras" contains two concepts: 1. los compras (you buy them) 2. no (makes the whole sentence negative)...
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- Fall '10