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usin "pas" for neither nor

Ozan D.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

usin "pas" for neither nor

Je ne mange pas de viande ni ne porte de cuir.
do I have to use "pas" in this sentence or not?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ozan,

You would not normally use ni ...ni that way.

Je ne mange pas de viande et je ne porte pas de cuir non plus 

is a more elegant and correct way to say the sentence you mention. 

You might say using ni...ni -

Je ne mange ni viande, ni poisson = I don't eat either meat or fish

or

Je ne porte ni cuir, ni daim I don't wear either leather or suede

I hope this helps!

 

 

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This is not 'neither ... nor'' If that is what you want to say, you don't use pas, you use the ne . .. ni .. . ni  expression Ne ... ni ... ni = Neither ... nor (French Negations)%252Fsearch%253Fs%253Dne%252Bni%252Bni.

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Running this past my French wife, she agrees your sentence would be fine, although it is not strictly 'neither... nor' which would require ne .. ni...ni

usin "pas" for neither nor

Je ne mange pas de viande ni ne porte de cuir.
do I have to use "pas" in this sentence or not?

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