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Ne ... pas non plus = Not ... either (negation)

Look at these sentences:

Je ne regarde pas non plus la télé.
I don't watch TV either.

 

Je n'y vais pas, et toi?  -Non, je n'y vais pas non plus.
I'm not going, you?  -No, I'm not going either.

Laura ne se lève pas tôt.- Thomas ne se lève pas tôt non plus.
Laura doesn't get up early.- Thomas doesn't get up early either.

 

When you want to express that someone is not doing something either, you need to use the negative expression ne ... pas non plus.

Note that while ne is always before the verb, pas and non plus can be separated in the sentence, and non plus placed before OR after the object of the verb:

Je ne regarde pas non plus la télé.
I don't watch TV either.

Je ne regarde pas la télé non plus.
I don't watch TV either.

  

In the case of adverbs, pas and non plus are always separated.

Il ne joue pas souvent au foot, et toi ? -Je n'y joue pas souvent non plus.
He doesn't play football often, and you? - I don't play often either.

 

 

See also the simpler lesson Non plus = neither / nor (negation) 

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

Je ne regarde pas la télé non plus.
I don't watch TV either.


Il ne joue pas souvent au foot, et toi ? -Je n'y joue pas souvent non plus.
He doesn't play football often, and you? - I don't play often either.


Je n'y vais pas, et toi?  -Non, je n'y vais pas non plus.
I'm not going, you?  -No, I'm not going either.


Laura ne se lève pas tôt.- Thomas ne se lève pas tôt non plus.
Laura doesn't get up early.- Thomas doesn't get up early either.


Je ne regarde pas non plus la télé.
I don't watch TV either.


Je déteste Luc. - Je ne l'aime pas non plus.
I hate Luc. - I don't like him either.


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Q&A

Stuart

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2017

2 replies

Elle ne joue pas de flûte non plus

I thought instruments were ‘joue de la’ (in this case flûte) - is there a reason the ‘la’ has fallen off in this example?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

28 December 2017

28/12/17

The article is gone due to the negation.


This is true for pretty much everything, not just musical instruments.


"J'ai du lait." -- I've got milk.


"Je n'ai plus de lait." -- I don't have any milk left.


-- Chris.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2017

29/12/17

Bonjour Stuart !


To complete Chris' answer, here's our related lesson on the subject:


https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences


Bonne journée !

Clever stuff underway!