Dropping the ne explétif in speech.

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Stewart

Kwiziq community member

5 December 2018

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Dropping the ne explétif in speech.

 Please could you confirm that in speech, the ne explétif can be dropped.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Understanding the 'ne' explétif"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 December 2018

6/12/18

Hi Stewart, 

Indeed in speech, the 'ne' is rarely used and it can sound precious.

You will hear -

"J'en sais rien", instead of, "Je n'en sais rien" = I haven't got a clue

"J'sais pas" instead of "Je ne sais pas" = I don't know

etc...

Stewart

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2018

6/12/18

Thank you

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