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Negative form using partitive articles

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Negative form using partitive articles

According to the lesson of negative form using partitive  articles: du, de la, de l' and des all become de or d' (in front of a vowel or mute h) in negative sentences using ne...pas, ne...jamais, ne...plus.

How do I know when to use ne...pas,  ne...jamais or ne...plus in the negative form based on the affirmative sentence?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

ne.. pas -- not : Nous n'avons pas de lait -- We don't have milk.
ne..jamais -- never : Nous n'avons jamais de lait -- We never have milk.
ne..plus -- not anymore : Nous n'avons plus de lait. -- We don't have any more milk (We don't have milk anymore).

Look through this list of lessons and pick the ones you want to study: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/by-area/negative-words-constructions

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In any of the examples above, you could use ne.. pas, ne ..rien, ne.. jamais, ne.. plus etc.  The aim is to show that the usage applies with negation generally, to all verbs except the 'verbs of state', with indefinite or partitive articles, but not definite articles (which are of course themselves used both in specific and in general contexts with nouns).

Negative form using partitive articles

According to the lesson of negative form using partitive  articles: du, de la, de l' and des all become de or d' (in front of a vowel or mute h) in negative sentences using ne...pas, ne...jamais, ne...plus.

How do I know when to use ne...pas,  ne...jamais or ne...plus in the negative form based on the affirmative sentence?

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