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11 February 2017
Are these are examples of ne explétif
I have started reading L'etranger by Albert Camus recently. I see the following two sentences with the use of ne and no other negative words (like "pas" or "rien", etc). Are they examples of Ne Explétif", or is there another explanation?
1. "Puis il m’a serré la main qu’il a gardée si long- temps que je ne savais trop comment la retirer."
2. "Vous ne pouviez subvenir à ses besoins."
Merci beaucoup en avance!
This question relates to:French lesson "Understanding the 'ne' explétif"
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