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1.       bod
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 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:24 pm

Are the following correct???

kediler yok
There are no cats

yarın kediler yokacak
Tommorrow there will be no cats

2.       MEMET
61 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:26 pm

Quoting bod:

Are the following correct???

kediler yok ***kedi yok
There are no cats

yarın kediler yokacak
Tommorrow there will be no cats

**yarın kedi olmayacak

in this sentence we prefer to make it "singular" as "plural" sounds weird when you speak

3.       angelina-Melek
105 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:30 pm

As far as I know we use plural endings in Turkish talking about people and we don't use them for animals, plants and inanimate objects.

4.       MEMET
61 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:33 pm

Angelina sen 1 numarasın

5.       bod
5999 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:35 pm

Quoting MEMET:

yarın kedi olmayacak



So 'yok' and 'var' can only be used to express the current situation. They cannot be used for future - for that 'olmak' has to be used??? What about past???

Can I say:
kedi yokdı
there were no cats

6.       MEMET
61 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:40 pm

bod: kedi yoktu" not "yokdı"

7.       bod
5999 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:44 pm

Quoting MEMET:

bod: kedi yoktu" not "yokdı"



Yes of course - silly me

So what you are saying is that "yok" can be used for past and present but not for future - is that right???

8.       MEMET
61 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:48 pm

there will be cats: kediler olacak
there will no cats: kediler olmayacak

is it ok bod?

9.       angelina-Melek
105 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:51 pm

Quoting MEMET:

Angelina sen 1 numarasın



Kıpkızmızı oldum
Çok şÃ¼kür

10.       bod
5999 posts
 20 Jan 2006 Fri 03:52 pm

Quoting MEMET:

there will be cats: kediler olacak
there will no cats: kediler olmayacak

is it ok bod?



I think so - 'var' and 'yok' are used for past and present, olmak is used for future.......

kedi yoktu - there were no cats
kedi yok - there are no cats
kedi olmayacak - there will be no cats

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