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Negative Agreement.

25 Nov

Either and neither funtion in simple statements much like so and too in affirmative sentences. However, either and neither are used to indicate negative agreement. The same rules for auxiliaries, be and  do, does, or  did  apply.

(Pemakaian either dan neither dalam sebuah simple statement sama dengan pemakaiannya dalam affirmative sentences.  namun either dan neither digunakan untuk menunjukkan bentuk negatif. Dalam hal ini peraturan/formulanya sama dengan penggunaan be and do, does, or did.

Look at the following formula:

negative statement + and {subject + negative auxiliary or be + either. }

negative statement + and {neither + positive auxiliary or be + subject.}

Examples of sentences:

I didn’t see Mary this morning. John didn’t see Mary this morning.

  • I didn’t see Mary this morning, and John didn’t either.
  • I didn’t see Mary this morning, and neither did John.

She won’t be going to the conference.  Her colleagues won’t be going to the conference.

  •  She won’t be going to the conference, and her colleagues won’t either.
  • She won’t be going to the conference, and neither will her colleagues.

John hasn’t seen the new movie yet.  I haven’t seen the new movie yet.

  • John hasn’t seen the new movie yet, and I haven’t either.
  • John hasn’t seen the new movie yet neither have I.

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in English Lessons & Exercises

 

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