For positive commands, Latin uses the imperative: Da mihi librum "Give me the book."
For negative commands, it uses a number of constructions of which noli + inf. is most common: Noli mihi gladium dare "Don't give me the sword."
What if I want to coordinate the two and say "Don't give me the sword, but the book"?
I can think of several possible ways to say this:
- Noli mihi gladium dare, sed da mihi librum. (Grammatically impeccable, but clunky.)
- Da mihi non gladium, sed librum. (?)
- Noli mihi gladium dare, sed librum. (??)
Are 2 and/or 3 correct classical Latin? And are there other constructions attested for this kind of coordination?