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Vanessa García
Neagative questions She is not happy = (Why) isn´t she happy?This is correct but I have difficulties making negative questions with "There..."; There aren´t any towels in the toilet. 1.-(Why) aren´t any towels in the toilet? 2.- (Why) aren´t there any towels in the toilet? Which one is correct? What is the difference? Thanks! :)Negative* sorry
14 de feb de 2014 16:58
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The second one is correct because in Spanish you would need to say "hay" in the sentence. It would not make sense without putting in "hay". The "there" has the meaning of "hay" not "alli".
14 de Febrero de 2014
#2 is correct. Why aren't there any towels in the toilet? Informally, in casual speech, #1 could also be used - in this instance it's possible to leave out 'there'. You can also re-word it as "Why are there no towels in the toilet?", but in this sentence you can't leave out 'there'.
14 de Febrero de 2014
The second one is right. The phrase in the positive is "there are towels in the toilet" so we have to keep the phrase intact. Why aren't there any towels in the toilet? / Why are there no towels in the toilet?
14 de Febrero de 2014
Vanessa García
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
English