"Plus" usually means "more". Then the sentance, Il n'a plus de billes, should read, I do not have anymore marbles. Where does "left" come from?

RoyA1Kwiziq community member

"Plus" usually means "more". Then the sentance, Il n'a plus de billes, should read, I do not have anymore marbles. Where does "left" come from?

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

Hi Roy,

Translating between languages isn't a mathematical science. The upshot is that the sentence Je n'ai plus de billes carries the same meaning as the English "I don't have anymore marbles" or "I don't have anymore marbles left". Either of those English versions would translate to the same French sentence.

RoyA1Kwiziq community member
Thanks guys. My problem was that my answer to a recent kwiz question was determined, not "right" because I "left" out the "left". Lol. Salut
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
I empathize with you. It is, after all, just a dumb computer comparing strings of letters without regard for their meaning. 

"Plus" usually means "more". Then the sentance, Il n'a plus de billes, should read, I do not have anymore marbles. Where does "left" come from?

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