Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer.

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harris

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14 September 2017

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Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer.

Ce vase Ming vaut plus que tu ne peux l'imaginer. This Ming vase is worth more than you can imagine. What is the purpose of "ne" here? The sentence doesn't seem to indicate any negative tense.

This relates to:
Conjugate valoir in Le Présent (present tense) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

14 September 2017

14/09/17

Bonjour Harris,

The lesson that you are working on is a level B1, the «ne explétif is covered in level C1 and is seen primarily with le subjonctif verb conjugations.

Here is the lesson if you are interested:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-understand-the-ne-expletif

That being said, if you are studying at B1, I wouldn't concern myself at this point with C1 lessons other than to familiarize with the «ne explétif» because you will probably run across this again several times before beginning the C1 level, primarily in examples.

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière.

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