Could algo be used instead of nada in the second sentence? Antes que digas nada...

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Could algo be used instead of nada in the second sentence? Antes que digas nada...

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Emanuel

Yes, here:

Antes que digas nada, yo no tuve la culpa.

Before you say anything, it wasn't my fault.

You could also say "Antes que digas algo"

However, it sounds better to use nada here. Although there is no negative element at the beginning of the sentence, in this case, the negative "nada" is reinforcing the negativity, as if we said: 

"No digas nada; yo no tuve la culpa." 

I hope this helps,

Saludos,

Inma

Could algo be used instead of nada in the second sentence? Antes que digas nada...

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