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Kwiziq community member
8 June 2018
Do you use 'de' after a negative when there are 2 verbs?
Do you use 'de' after a negative when there are 2 verbs? e.g. 'I don't like doing judo = Je n'aime pas faire de judo' or 'I don't like eating meat = Je n'aime pas manger de viande' or 'I don't like doing sport = Je n'aime pas faire de sport'.I thought you did but the only translation I could find was in Google translate and they put 'du' or 'de la'."
Kwiziq language super star
10 June 2018
Bonjour Tina !
That's a very interesting question !
I've had to test myself trying the different sentences before being sure of my answer :)So the answer is: you do keep du/de la/des in such cases.
Let look at this sentence:Je n'aime pas manger du pain.
Here the negation applies to the action "manger du pain" rather than just on the object "du pain". -> you don't like "eating bread" rather than just "bread" here. Therefore it's considered as one fixed verbal group, and won't change in the negative.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
13 June 2018
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