Plus Jamais et Jamais Plus

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Plus Jamais et Jamais Plus

I thought "plus jamais" et "jamais plus" were both acceptable. 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

That's an interesting question, Sean,

In fact, where the 'seul' is placed can change the meaning of the sentence.

If you say -

'et c'est ainsi que notre bûcheron ne se sentit jamais plus seul', meaning he never felt more lonely 

et c'est ainsi que notre bûcheron ne se sentit plus jamais seul = and that's how our lumberjack never felt lonely ever again

and using 'plus jamais' avoids the confusion, so I agree with Aurélie here!

 

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I've only heard plus jamais for "never again".

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You can say either "plus jamais" or "jamais plus". But plus and jamais always come before rien or personne.

Combining two or more negations (French Negations)

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

As Alain points out, the grammar lesson says either is acceptable, but "jamais plus" was marked as wrong when I wrote it.  Putting jamais before plus rien or personne is an easier rule to remember. 

Sean asked:View original

Plus Jamais et Jamais Plus

I thought "plus jamais" et "jamais plus" were both acceptable. 

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