Using 'ne ... personne' with compound tenses

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Using 'ne ... personne' with compound tenses

Can someone confirm the rule?  Merci!

With compound verbs and dual-verb constructions, the first and second word of most* negative pronouns surround the conjugated (first) verb.  The exceptions: Personne and aucun place ne in front of the conjugated verb and the second word after the main verb.

Par exemple:  Je n'ai vu personne hier.  (I saw no one yesterday.)

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, because -- other than pas -- personne (and also rien) carry meaning.

Using 'ne ... personne' with compound tenses

Can someone confirm the rule?  Merci!

With compound verbs and dual-verb constructions, the first and second word of most* negative pronouns surround the conjugated (first) verb.  The exceptions: Personne and aucun place ne in front of the conjugated verb and the second word after the main verb.

Par exemple:  Je n'ai vu personne hier.  (I saw no one yesterday.)

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