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Keith S.C1Kwiziq community member

Test question in lesson

I don't understand the introduction of 'n' in 'avant qu'il n' arrive'.Can you please explain.

Asked 4 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is the ne-explétif, a purely stylistic use of the word "ne". It is not part of a negation (no pas or plus jamais, etc.). 

Here is the relevant  Kwiziq lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-avant-que-ne-expletif-subjonctif-before-i-do

Keith S.C1Kwiziq community member

Thank you.I somehow missed seeing the lesson that explains the use of 'ne' .It is clear now.

Test question in lesson

I don't understand the introduction of 'n' in 'avant qu'il n' arrive'.Can you please explain.

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