Why not pas?

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why not pas?

Rien ici n’est cher. This lesson doesn’t say why we don’t add pas as in Rien ici n’est pas cher. Please explain why pas isn’t used. Thanks. 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Liz,

You don't need a 'pas' as 'ne...rien' is a negative on its own like, 'ne...jamais', 'ne... personne' 'ne...plus' as indicated in the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-express-nothing-ne-rien-negative-expressions

Hope this helps!

Why not pas?

Rien ici n’est cher. This lesson doesn’t say why we don’t add pas as in Rien ici n’est pas cher. Please explain why pas isn’t used. Thanks. 

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