Rosa and "ne craint" again

Lisa

Kwiziq community member

9 August 2018

4 replies

Rosa and "ne craint" again

Bonjour,

I have a question regarding the same sentence another person posted about.  "Rosa craint que nous n'allions en vacances."  This confuses me as well, because I took it to mean "Rosa is afraid we might go on vacation."  Is that correct?  That is not what it shows for an answer in the quiz.  It says "Rosa fears we might never go..."  But if ne has no negative value, it cannot mean never.

Merci,

Lisa

This question relates to:
French lesson "Understanding the 'ne' explétif"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

10 August 2018

10/08/18

Hi Lisa, the meaning is that Rosa is afraid we would go on vacation. No negative meaning. Are you sure that this isn't the correct answer in the quiz?

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Lisa

Kwiziq community member

10 August 2018

10/08/18

Hi, Chris,

Thank you for the clarification.  Yes, quite sure on what the quiz answer says because I copied the translation from the correction into my notebook to try and figure out why it was different from the other "ne expletif" examples.

Thank you,

Lisa 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

11 August 2018

11/08/18

Hi Lisa,

As this might be a translation error and it is a quiz use the 'Report it' button in your correction board ad it links to the specific quiz and it is easier for Aurélie to check and answer you.

Bonne continuation!

Lisa

Kwiziq community member

11 August 2018

11/08/18

Thank you, Cecile.  I will know to do that another time.  :)

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