How will this sentence be changed to negation: Il y a la pollution partout. Thanks in advance

BuuuuulaaA0Kwiziq community member

How will this sentence be changed to negation: Il y a la pollution partout. Thanks in advance

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Buuuuuula,

The affirmative statement would be -

Il y a de la pollution partout.

The negative would then become-

Il n'y a pas de pollution nulle part.

Take a look at the following lesson which explains how 'de la' becomes 'de' after pas:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Il n'y a pas de pollution nulle part. 

BuuuuulaaA0Kwiziq community member

Merci beaucoup Monsieur Chris. But I still can't understand how 'la' changes to 'de' and why is there Pas ?Also will pollution come before 'nulle part' ? 

BuuuuulaaA0Kwiziq community member

Thank you Cécile

RhysC1Kwiziq community member

Hi there, just on this, is there some sort of rule at play here as to when we should use what looks like a double negative with pas and nulle part. I had a look at the lesson on double negative constructions but it doesn't appear to cover this. 
Why, for example, is it not "je n'ai pas vu Mathieu nulle part" but it is "il n'y a pas de pollution nulle part". 
Is it because of the partitive? Would it, for example, be "je n'ai pas vu de pommes nulle part"? 
Thank you very much!

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Rhys,

It i because of 'pas de', 

Je n'ai pas trouvé de pommes nulle part =  I couldn't find any apples anywhere

( better verb to use - trouver

Your other sentences are correct.

How will this sentence be changed to negation: Il y a la pollution partout. Thanks in advance

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