since the sentence is negative, does it not require "hai" at the end? If it were Neha drinks tea would "hai" be added? Or is it because she is not in the act of drinking tea but it's just a fact that she does/does not?
The former. In negative sentences, any conjugation of होना is dropped, unless it is the main (only) verb.
मैं पढ़ता हूँ = I read
मैं नहीं पढ़ता = I don't read
मैं लड़का हूँ = I am a boy
मैं लड़का नहीं हूँ = I am not a boy
Stupid. What are you saying.
है is optional with negatives, but it's not wrong to include!
But I got marked wrong for नेहा चाय पीती नहीं है. Is that wrong? Does the “nahi” go before the “piti”?
Thanks for the clarification!
Is it not more common to reverse the order of piti and nahi~ in this sentence?
people use it this way and the reverse way....both are correct
sounds Neha chai nehi piti
Yes it does
I was taught 'mei pata nahi' sorry for misspelling, but where to put negative exactly? I'm confused
This is incorrect! It should be hai in the end
Where is hai in this sentence