In this Spanish Difficult Review quiz you will be rediscovering how to make words become negative in Spanish. Language and grammar contain both positive and negative speech. For example, if you were to say: I will help you, then that would be considered to be a positive reaction or action. If, on the other hand, you were to say: I will not help you, then that would be considered to be a negative reaction or action.
Positive reactions or actions mean the response of 'yes' is being indicated and a negative reaction or actions means that a 'no' response is being indicated. As you learned back in the Spanish Medium Review quiz titled Grammar: Affirmative and Negative Commands, the English words of not, don’t, doesn’t and didn’t do not exist in Spanish.
So how do you show the negative in Spanish? You simply use the word NO in the given sentence. The word NO is placed before the verb. As we did in the Spanish Medium Review quiz titled Grammar: Affirmative and Negative Commands, let’s now take a look at a couple of examples of affirmative sentences followed by how those same sentences would be used in the negative.
|They play.||Ellos juegan.|
|She manages the store.||Ella dirige la tienda.|
|They don’t play.||Ellos no juegan.|
|She doesn’t manage the store.||Ella no dirige la tienda.|
Because you only need to remember one word in Spanish, i.e., NO, making a sentence or statement negative is really very easy. All you really need to do is to remember the placement of that one word. So, with that in mind, this quiz is a practice quiz for making a positive statement/sentence into a negative or making a negative statement/sentence into a positive. Therefore, read each of the following ten sentences and then locate the opposite form of that sentence. In other words, if the sentence is negative, you must find the positive form and if the sentence is positive, you must locate the negative form. Easy enough – NO? Oh, one last thing – all of the given sentences are in Spanish! Practice makes perfect after all!