Negation. f rançais un. Chauffe-tête. Before we learn what ‘ negation ’ is , we need to be sure we know the answers to the following questions. What are the subject pronouns in French? What does « -er » mean at the end of a verb ?
Beforewelearnwhat ‘negation’ is, weneed to be sure we know the answers to the following questions.
ALLER: To go, an irregularverb
You like to dance = Tuaimesdanser.
(remember, “er” at the end means “to”!)
Let’s make it negative, “you don’t like to dance”; ne and pas surround the verb!!
Tu aimes danser BECOMES: Tu n’aimes pas danser
NOTICE !NE became n’ because in French two vowels CANNOT be next to each other !
Change these phrases into the negative by placingne and pas in the correct place. ‘Volunteers’ willbegivenpens to go up to board an write the new sentence.
Use yourknowledge of the verballer and your new skill of usingne and pas to talk about where the followingpronounsdo not go:
Subjectpronoun: + aller + place
…à la plage.
…à la bibliothèque.
…à la cité.
…au grand magasin.