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WEES with NEGATION

Afrikaans has a double negation: NIE ... NIE. If the two NIE's would be back-to-back, the last NIE falls away.

The Rule: The first NIE comes after the first verb and the second NIE is at the end of the sentence.

Ek is. > Ek is nie.
Ek is bly > Ek is nie bly nie.

Ek was daar. > Ek was nie daar nie.
Ek was daar gewees. > Ek was nie daar gewees nie.

Die president sal daar wees. > Die president sal nie daar wees nie.

Toets Jouself

Ons is by die huis. > negation > negative question
Die kinders is elke dag in die park. > negation > negative question
Sannie is ook siek. > negation > negative question