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Kion signifas «pro neniu kialo mi akceptis la inviton»?

Por mi, mi nature emus diri frazon kiel «pro neniu kialo mi akceptis la inviton» eble pro influo de la angla en kiu mi povus diri «I accepted the invite for no reason». Tio signifus ke mi ja akceptis ...
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How do you translate a subordinate clause, introduced by a negation?

I want to translate *The choice of confectus for continue seeks to convey the function of the control structure, not the literal meaning of the English word.* To translate the last clause introduced ...
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What do the responses “Jes” and “Ne” mean to the question “Ĉu ne vi volas pomon?”?

It is uncommon to receive a question with ne just before the subject. As far as I know, ne relates to the word just after it, so what would be the meaning of a simple Jes or Ne as responses to this ...
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Double negatives in Esperanto

In languages such as Spanish, words associated with a negative verb also take a negative form, e.g. No sé nada (Lit. I don’t know nothing). On the other hand, in English this use of double ...