I am a confused when I need to put niet. Do you put niet before or after the verb?

3 years ago

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Niet is always behind the verb in a short simple sentence - ik eet niet, ik ga niet weg, etc.

but it is always before a infinite verb -ik kan niet komen, ik wil niet eten

If the sentences get any longer it soon becomes very complicated and the meaning of the sentence can change based on the placement of niet.

3 years ago
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