On its own?

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Melisa

Kwiziq community member

17 October 2018

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On its own?

"You can also use pas du tout on its own, in non-verbal sentences:"
Does this mean it isn't acceptable to use it on its own when speaking?

This relates to:
Ne ... pas du tout = Not at all (negation) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

I don't understand your question. By "on its own" you mean use it as a sentence by itself? If so, the answer is yes. There is an example of this in the lesson. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2018

18/10/18

Hi Melisa,

As in: 

Q : Vous êtes faché avec Sandrine ? = Have you fallen out with Sandrine?

A : Pas du tout! Not at all!

 

Alan

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

I think the confusion comes from the word "verbal". In this case "non-verbal" means "without a verb", rather than "not oral".

Melisa

Kwiziq community member

19 October 2018

19/10/18

Alan, yes, that is what was confusing me. I've never seen the word non-verbal used to mean without a verb so that didn't even occur to me. I thought they must mean to only use it in writing! Thanks for the clarification.

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