Sunday, March 31, 2013
Cebuano Grammar: How to Give a Negative Command or When to Use the Negating Word "Ayaw"
There are 3 negating words in Cebuano Grammar: Wala/wa (none, nothing) dili/di (not, no) and ayaw, which is the equivalent of the English word: don't.
You have learned how to make a command in the previous post. Now, we shall negate the commands. Study the following:
Kaon (Eat up) = Ayaw ug kaon or Ayaw pagkaon
Inom (Drink up) = Ayaw ug inom or Ayaw pag-inom
Lakaw ( leave) = Ayaw ug lakaw or Ayaw paglakaw
Tindog (Stand up) = Ayaw ug tindog or Ayaw pagtindog
Lingkod (Sit down) = Ayaw ug lingkod or Ayaw paglingkod
Basing from the examples, you can form a rule on how to make negative commands. Now, you can expand the sentence by adding an object or an adverb.
Don't eat candies = Ayaw ug kaon ug mga kendi.
I guess you already know what 'ug' is used as in this sentence. You also know what is 'mga'.
I will give you the following as homework and try to create your own:
Don't drink beer and alcohol.
Don't read comics.
Don't watch tv tonight.
If you have created your sentences and want to know if your answers are right, send them to me at email@example.com and claim your free lesson.
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