The lesson states "some adverbs are placed between the auxiliary verb and the past participle. These include 'encore'.
The Larousse online dictionary gives the following examples of 'encore' [3. dans des phrases négatives] which follow this rule using ne...pas ne...rien ne...jamais.
je n'avais encore jamais vu ça ! I'd never seen anything like it before !
My question is, why is 'encore' placed after 'pas' but before rien and before jamais?
Jim is correct. "Ne...pas encore" (= not yet) is a "locution adverbiale" (an adverbial expression) which doesn't work the same as "ne...jamais / ne ... rien". When adding "encore" to "ne...jamais" / "ne...rien" you place the adverb "encore" just before "jamais" or "rien" to highlight you point of view ("yet").
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
This is probably best answered by one of the staff experts but have a look here:-
The term is described as a "locution adverb" so is used as a complete part of grammar.
Hope this helps.
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