179 - no helping verb • He speaks Spanish He does not...

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One of the main differences between English and Spanish negative sentences is that the Spanish  create a simple negative sentence by placing  no  in front of the conjugated verb.  Él habla español. Él no habla español.   He speaks Spanish. He no speaks Spanish. Nosotros bailamos. Nosotros no bailamos.   We dance. We no dance If you translate the Spanish negative sentences word for word, it sounds funny because an English  sentence uses a helping verb to make a sentence negative even though the affirmative sentence has 
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Unformatted text preview: no helping verb. • He speaks Spanish. He does not speak Spanish. We dance. We do not dance. You probably never even considered the word do or does as part of a negative sentence in English, but you must remember that Spanish does not use any helping verbs to make a sentence negative. They simply place a no in front of the verb. Don't try to translate the word “do” or “does” to any Spanish sentence....
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