176 - negatives make a positive. The Spanish simply do not...

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To make a sentence negative, there are some special issues that you must understand. You cannot  simply translate the words of a negative English sentence and create an idiomatically correct and  understandable negative sentence in Spanish. If you think it sounds a bit silly when a new English  speaker says, “He no studies nothing,” you will want to learn how to avoid the equivalent mistake as  you learn Spanish. English speakers seem to use mathematic logic in their sentence structure, which means that two 
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Unformatted text preview: negatives make a positive. The Spanish simply do not see the need to apply a math concept to language structure. In the Spanish perspective, a sentence that is negative should be completely negative. Instead of avoiding a double negative, Spanish sentences use all the negative words possible when a sentence is negative....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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