negation with main verb plus Infinitive plus d.o.

DavidC1Kwiziq community member

negation with main verb plus Infinitive plus d.o.

Which is  correct:

Nous n'allons pas le perdre OR  Nous allons ne le perdre pas?

Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The infinitive cannot be placed ‘inside’ a/the negation. The first example is correct Position of French Negations - with conjugated verb + infinitive

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi David,

Just to add to Maarten's post, here is another link to make the point about infinitive negation.

Using negations with infinitive verbs in French indirect speech (French Negations)

Bonne journée

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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negation with main verb plus Infinitive plus d.o.

Which is  correct:

Nous n'allons pas le perdre OR  Nous allons ne le perdre pas?

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