In the short quiz, the sentence was 'Nous craignons qu'il ne change d'avis". The correct answer given was : 'We fear that he would change his mind'. Because of the 'ne', should the answer be " We fear that he would NOT change his mind? I also want to know whether 'change d'avis' is an expression? Thanks.
The "ne" in that sentence is purely stylistic and does not mean a negation. It is called "ne-explétif" and there are lessons on that topic on kwiziq at a higher level.
The expression is changer d'avis -- to change one's mind. Change is the subjunctive present of the verb changer.
The clue that you are seeing the ne-expletif as Chris mentioned is that the "pas" is absent. For it to be a negative statement, there would have been a ne ... pas.
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