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On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 23:18:41 +0200, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>And interestingly:
>
>     Ich fahre nicht Auto.  (less common than with 'kein' above)
>    *Ich fahre Auto nicht.
>
>    'I don't drive a car.'
>
>This seems to be because 'autofahren', despite of the new spelling
>'Auto fahren', is just one word like 'aufstehen', and thus behaves the
>same.

That's not a new spelling. It's always been "Auto fahren". The example you
have in mind is "Rad fahren", which was spelled "radfahren" in the old spelling.

gry@s:
j. 'mach' wust