https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel729843

A sentence grammar question

Hello! I found in my exercises in "Invite 2" a sentence like 上个星期五我没有出去 and it mans "I didn't go out last friday". Why is there 没有 and not 不, if 没有means "don't have"?

August 2, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Semeltin

This is the common way to negate in the past tense.
(不 doesn't imply that it happened in the past)

You can also leave out 有. 没 is the short form of 没有.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Celica2898

To my knowledge 没 is used to negate sentences in the past tense instead of 不.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel729843

Thank you very much Semeltin and Celica!

August 2, 2018
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