Mathilde a rentré la voiture avant qu'il ne pleuve

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Mathilde a rentré la voiture avant qu'il ne pleuve

I feel like I have learned this lesson before but for the life of me I can't remember why "ne" doesn't have a negative meaning here. Is there a lesson associated with it? Thank you.
Asked 4 years agone, subjunctive
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Johnny,

It's called the 'ne explétif'

Understanding the 'ne' explétif

Mathilde a rentré la voiture avant qu'il ne pleuve

I feel like I have learned this lesson before but for the life of me I can't remember why "ne" doesn't have a negative meaning here. Is there a lesson associated with it? Thank you.

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