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1

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive.

Il me dit ne pas pleurer.

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive.

He tells me not to cry.

2

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive. If there is a pronoun, 'ne pas' precedes it.

Il m'a dit ne pas le faire.

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive. If there is a pronoun, 'ne pas' precedes it.

He told me not to do it.

3

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive. If there is a pronoun, 'ne pas' precedes it.

Il m'a dit de ne pas me coucher.

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive. If there is a pronoun, 'ne pas' precedes it.

He told me not to go to bed.

4

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive. If there is a pronoun, 'ne pas' precedes it.

Il m'a dit de ne pas y aller.

Negation of the infinitive: place 'ne pas' before the infinitive. If there is a pronoun, 'ne pas' precedes it.

He told me not to go there.

5

ne...pas du tout

Il n'est pas du tout bête.

not at all

He is not at all stupid.

6

ne...point

Il ne le dit point.

not (emphatic)

He does NOT say it.

7

ne...plus

Je ne travaille plus.
Je n'ai plus de livres.

no longer, no more

I am no longer working.
I have no more books.

8

ne...jamais

Il n'oubliera jamais ce film.

(jamais without 'ne' means 'ever')

Êtes-vous jamais allé à Paris?

never

He will never forget this film.

(jamais without 'ne' means 'ever')

Did you ever go to Paris?

9

ne...guère

Il n'a guère le temps.

hardly

He hardly has the time.

10

ne...aucun(e)

Il n'a aucun livre.

Je n'ai aucune idée.

no, not any

He hasn't a single book.

I have no idea.

11

ne...plus aucun(e)

Il n'a plus aucun livre.

no longer any

He no longer has any books.

12

ne...que

Il n'a que deux chambres.

Il n'a lu que des journaux.

only

He has only two rooms.

He has read only newspapers.

13

ne...rien

Il ne voit rien.

Qu'est-ce qu'il voit? Rien.

nothing, not anything

He sees nothing. (He doesn't see anything.)

What does he see? Nothing.

14

ne...personne

Elle ne regarde personne.

Elle n'a vu personne.

no one, not anyone

She is not looking at anyone. (she is looking at no one.)

She saw no one.

15

Nul(le) ne...

Nul ne sait la vérité.

no one

No one knows the truth.

16

ne...nul(le)

Nul film ne l'intéresse.

no, not any

No film interests him/her.

17

ne...nulle part

Elle ne va nulle part.

nowhere, not anywhere

She is not going anywhere. (She is going nowhere.)

18

ne...ni...ni

Il n'a ni père ni mère.

Il n'a écrit ni à son père ni à sa mère.

neither...nor

He has neither a father nor a mother.

He wrote neither to his father nor to his mother.

19

Il ne veut ni lire, ni écrire, ni étudier.

He wants neither to read nor to write nor to study.

20

ni l'un(e) ni l'autre ne...

Ni l'un ni l'autre n'est venu.

neither one

Neither one came.

21

non plus

Il ne le sait pas. Je ne le sais pas non plus.

neither, either

He doesn't know it. I don't know it either.

22

After ne...pas, ne...plus, ne...jamais use 'de'

Je n'ai pas de livres.

Elle n'a plus d'argent.

Il ne mange jamais de tomates.

After ne...pas, ne...plus, ne...jamais use 'de'

I don't have any books.

She doesn't have any more money.

He never eats tomatoes.

23

After ne...que use du/ de la/ de l', des

Je n'ai que des livres.

After ne...que use du/ de la/ de l', des

I have only books.

24

Il ne dit jamais rien à personne.

He never says anything to anyone.