Je n'ai que mon âme

IanA1Kwiziq community member

Je n'ai que mon âme

I've heard this as a song title, but all of the examples above are sentences with auxiliary verbs, so is this correct French?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ian,

Both Jim's answer and Maarten's link are correct. 

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Ian,

"Je n'ai que mon âme"  --> "I have only my soul" 

He has nothing else but his soul - the restriction is to the noun "âme".  I think the French is valid here  -- avoir present indicative first person.

Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This is the lesson on ne . .  que in simple tenses (linked from the lesson) :

Using restrictive ne … que to express only with simple tenses (French Negations)

Je n'ai que mon âme

I've heard this as a song title, but all of the examples above are sentences with auxiliary verbs, so is this correct French?

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