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"Lentement, je m'y noierai, sans qu'un remord ne me vienne"

Emre can A2Kwiziq community member

"Lentement, je m'y noierai, sans qu'un remord ne me vienne"

In the song "Tu vas me détruire", we have the sentence "Lentement, je m'y noierai, sans qu'un remord ne me vienne". It seems to me this violates the rule that ne explétif is not used when the main tense is not used with negation.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Emre Can,

This grammar rule is often forgotten by native speakers and this is a good example of when this happens.

But well spotted!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Remember, this is poetry.

"Lentement, je m'y noierai, sans qu'un remord ne me vienne"

In the song "Tu vas me détruire", we have the sentence "Lentement, je m'y noierai, sans qu'un remord ne me vienne". It seems to me this violates the rule that ne explétif is not used when the main tense is not used with negation.

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