This section revisits the usage of negative sentences. Previously covered were kei te … and i te … which can both be used with verbs or nouns. Note that this negative pattern takes the same form for both past and present affirmative patterns, i.e. kāore … i te …
|Kei te tākaro tahi rāua.||They are playing together.|
|Kāore rāua i te tākaro tahi.||They are not playing together.|
|I te haere ngā tamariki ki te kura mā runga pahi.||The children were going to school on the bus.|
|Kāore ngā tamariki i te haere ki te kura mā runga pahi.||The children were not going to school by bus.|
Further explanations and examples: Te Kākano p. 84.
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