Position of pas in the sentences

WendyC1Kwiziq community member

Position of pas in the sentences

Why does the written explanation say ne pas penser and then the examples have ne penser pas?

Can you explain if this is a misprint or which side of the verb pas should go please

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If you look carefully, you'll only see conjugated forms of penser between ne and pas, never the infinitive.

Je ne pense pas que Marie vienne. -- I don't think Marie is coming.
Il faut ne pas penser, mais agir. -- One mustn't think but act.

TimC1Kwiziq community member

If this is the case then it would be useful if some of the examples showed this. There are no examples using infinitives.

Position of pas in the sentences

Why does the written explanation say ne pas penser and then the examples have ne penser pas?

Can you explain if this is a misprint or which side of the verb pas should go please

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