I don't understand why using elmalar and portakallar is wrong in this one.
have you read this already? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7736911
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So ne stands for neither nor. But isn't this a single negation? I thought that in turkish you always negate as much as possible. So wouldn't it be required to also negate yerim - making it yemem?
you can use it both ways
Could you say: "Ben ne elma ne de portakal yerim"?
yes you can
It was marked incorrect when i did it
Why we cant use turuncu,alternat for portakal
"turuncu" is a color, not a fruit.
I thought saying 'Ben' at the beginning is optional if you say something like 'yerim' at the end, and to say 'Ben... yerim' just emphasises that its 'me' doing the eating. Why does this sentence require the 'Ben' at the beginning to be correct?
(Or, in this case, not eating)
Why there is a "ne"?
nor an apple, nor an orange.
Ne here is nor...
To say Ne elma yerim, ne de ... means I like as well apples as oranges.
Turkish is a bit different from English in the negation department. For one, double negatives don't exist, similar to Spanish.
(ne is also used to say neither and nor, there's no separate term like in English)
Could we put the verb at the very end and say: Ben ne elma ne de portakal yerim
Why isn't the verb negated ?
In Turkish you should always negociate the verb. Ne ... yermem, ne de ... .