Position of negation with two verbs (conjugated + infinitive)

Look at these negative complex sentences:

Tu ne veux pas venir ce soir ?Don't you want to come tonight?

Je ne vais plus faire ton travail pour toi.I'm not going to do your work for you anymore.

Tu ne dois pas crier.You mustn't shout.

Nous n'aimons pas cuisiner.We don't like cooking.

In sentences with both a conjugated verb AND an infinitive, the negations ne...pas / ne...jamais / ne...plus etc are placed on each side of the conjugated verb.

ATTENTION:

You cannot say: Tu ne veux venir pas ce soir. 
BUT 
You can say: Tu peux ne pas venir.
However, in that case, it means: You can not come /  You're allowed not to come.

 

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Je ne sais pas jouer du piano.I don't know how to play piano.
Tu ne dois pas crier.You mustn't shout.
Ils ne doivent jamais mentir.They must never lie.  
Nous n'aimons pas cuisiner.We don't like cooking.
Il ne va jamais arrêter.He's never going to stop.
Tu ne veux pas venir ce soir ?Don't you want to come tonight?
Elle ne peut pas chanter à cause de sa toux.She can't sing because of her cough.
Je ne vais plus faire ton travail pour toi.I'm not going to do your work for you anymore.
I'll be right with you...