Why does the verb 'détester' not require the ne explétif in this sentence: Les filles détestent que vous les embêtiez.
The ‘ne explétif’ is formal and optional, with restricted usage. Even if indicated, it would not be obligatory to use - and is rarely used in everyday French.
It doesn’t appear on this list from Laura Lawless, and does not seem to express “fear, doubt or prevention’ - so I assume it is not indicated either, but open to correction on that if the list is incomplete.
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