"Αυτός δεν τρέχει ποτέ."

Translation:He never runs.

September 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Marva441926

Is ποτέ a negative quantifier in itself (like the English never), or is it a negative polarity item (like the English ever)? So far I have only seen it appear with δεν in the clause.

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DemetriosM2

I have a question:

If this sentence were a question ending in " ; " it would be translated "He doesn't ever run?"

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kags
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I think the question in English would usually be phrased as "Doesn't he ever run?", or "Does he never run?".

February 21, 2017

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Yes Well when you ask a question with negative it sounds more like you are complaining

May 27, 2017

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"he is never running" ?

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/D_..
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Better to use simple present for things that always/never happen. :)

September 22, 2016

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It is like Spanish, double negation.

December 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo_Matrakas
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Exactly!

February 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/UralMasha
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I typed "he never runs", and it was marked wrong! Why??

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo_Matrakas
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That's weird!!! This is the correct answer!

February 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kags
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"He never runs" was accepted when I did this about 30 minutes ago.

I only didn't add a comment because I saw that UralMasha's comment was 4 months' old ... and assumed that the wonderful course team had fixed it in the meantime!

February 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo_Matrakas
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That's great :D I'm not incubator mod anymore and I can't check if an answer is accepted or not in the Incubator!!!

February 21, 2017
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