Saying something is not or was not happening
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.
Whakakāhoretia ēnei rerenga kōrero
Whakakīa ngā āputa.
Kei wareware i a koe ngā piko, ngā tohu pātai, ngā ira kati me ngā tohutō i ngā wāhi e tika ana.
Kei te kai ngā kararehe.
I te kohi moni ngā kaiako mō tō rātou haerenga.
kohi moni mō tō rātou haerenga.
Kei te haere a Rāpata ki te kēmu whutupōro.
haere ki te kēmu whutupōro.
Kei te auau ngā kurī.
I te mataku haere ngā tamariki.