Make this statement negative : «Nous te disons de te coucher»

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Make this statement negative : «Nous te disons de te coucher»

Make this statement negative : «Nous te disons de te coucher» The required answer 'Nous te disons de ne pas te coucher' is not the negative. It is the opposite. The negative is 'Nous ne te disons pas de te coucher.'
Asked 8 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Chris,

Thank you for your comment! You are correct and we have now amended this test question and other similar ones so as to make it clearer which part of the sentence needs to be negated.

Merci et bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Chris,

Given that the lesson is about "negating infinitives" then I would expect "se coucher" to be negated.

So is it "We are not telling you to lie down" ?  or "We are telling you to not lie down" ?

This is why I believe that the answer is to negate the infinite  se coucher --> Nous te disons de ne pas te coucher

Make this statement negative : «Nous te disons de te coucher»

Make this statement negative : «Nous te disons de te coucher» The required answer 'Nous te disons de ne pas te coucher' is not the negative. It is the opposite. The negative is 'Nous ne te disons pas de te coucher.'

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