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When does "nicht" stand before and when after a direct object expressed by a noun? [duplicate]

I understand that objects expressed by pronouns usually go in front of "nicht" and objects expressed by a noun or a pronoun with a preposition usually go after "nicht", but what should I do with ...
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How to use "nicht" in questions? [duplicate]

Where should I put nicht in question sentences? For example, would I translate "Why haven't you done?" as "Warum hast nicht du gemacht?", i.e. putting nicht after the conjugated verb?
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Position of "nicht" in sentences [duplicate]

I'm confused about the word order with the word "nicht". For example, you say Sie geht nicht nach Hause. but why is "nicht" at the end here? Sie wäscht ihre Hände nicht. when you want to say ...
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Position of "nicht" in a subordinate clause, where? [duplicate]

Where should a "nicht" in a subordinate clause be positioned? without nicht: "ich glaube, dass das gut ist" with nicht: "ich glaube, dass das nicht gut ist" or with nicht: "ich glaube, ...
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Die Verwendung von nicht [duplicate]

Es fällt vielen Anfängern wie mir schwer, zu bestimmen, auf welchen Platz sie das nicht setzen sollen. Gibt es irgendwelche Wege, um zu wissen, wie man das macht? Alles, was ich weiß, ist, dass es dem ...
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Where to write nicht [duplicate]

I use to always write nicht at the end of a sentence when I have to negate something As much as possible at the end of the phrase. Sie fanden den Schlüssel gestern nicht. But I learnt that ...
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"Nicht" vs "Kein"

This question reminded me of a question that I met when learning German, and I still kind of have it. What are the differences between these words usage? I thought that "nicht" was used to "deny ...
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What's the difference in usage between "machen" and "tun"?

Is there any rules or guidelines when to use which one? Du darfst mir nicht sagen, was ich machen soll. or Du darfst mir nicht sagen, was ich tun soll. I find a big overlap in their usage: ...
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In a subordinate clause, where should "nicht" and the adverb be placed?

Note: I'm new to this site and my German skills are at a fairly low level since I'm only self-studying it whenever I have a large chunk of free time, so my apologies if this has already been asked. I ...
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Position of "nicht" in following contexts

I went through the article The Position of Nicht and the question Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?. I would like to know if I am correct in the following sentences and if my ...
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Position of "nicht" and object [duplicate]

Ich habe das gleiche Gefühl nicht. (I don't have the same feeling.) Should nicht be placed in front of das gleiche Gefühl or behind? I see that in the case where there is a verb at the end, it is ...
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Negating verbs and nouns

I'm having trouble with negation in some sentences. To my understanding "nicht" comes after verbs and before nouns. However, what am I supposed to do when there are other elements, such as adverbs or ...
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Is the position of "nicht" in the past tense (preterite/imperfect) the same as the position of "nicht" in the present tense?

I'd just like to know, I have just finished learning the position of "nicht" in the present tense, but is the position of "nicht" in the past tense as same as in the present tense? Examples: Ich ...
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