je crains que mes attentes aient été. Why

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je crains que mes attentes aient été. Why

Why is the subjunctive in this case not used with ‘ne'

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The 'ne explétif' may well be dropped in speech, especially informal.  It could be included in transcription if wished. It will usually be retained in formal writing.

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je crains que mes attentes aient été. Why

Why is the subjunctive in this case not used with ‘ne'

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