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"I will not go tomorrow."

Translation:Sitaenda kesho.

June 16, 2018



So does time come first in a positive statement and last in a negative statement?


Nope, the only thing that changes is 'si-' verses 'ni-'. So the positive would be 'Nitaenda kesho'. It's also not wrong to switch the order of words i.e. 'Kesho sitaenda' or 'Kesho nitaenda'


would Sitatoka work in this case instead of Sitaendo?


Sitakwenda kesho should be accepted.


Sitakwenda still not accepted 21 Sep 2019.


Why does it sometimes use sitaenda vs sitakwenda?


They are alternative forms and I have never seen a grammar book that suggests one is preferred over the other, although I suppose it is possible that some native speakers might consider one more correct that the other. I will note that I don't think I have ever heard anyone say "sikwendi" -- it is always "siendi" -- maybe just easier to say. But IMO, "ninakwenda" is as likely to be heard as "ninaenda", and the same holds true for other tenses of the verb -enda.


Why is does it say, "Sitaenda" instead of "Sitaendi"? Ive been wondering this for a while, but I haven't asked until now.


The final "a" changes to "i" only in the negation of the present tense. It remains "a" in the negation of all other tenses.

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