Elle ne regarde pas la télé.

helen

Kwiziq community member

12 January 2018

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Elle ne regarde pas la télé.

Wouldn't this be: elle ne regarde pas de télé ...using "de" after pas?

This relates to:
Using ne ... pas with simple tenses (negation) -

Debora

Kwiziq community member

12 January 2018

12/01/18

using 'de' after the negation is when you negate the thing after the verb. In this case, the negation is about not watching so it is a simple negation of the verb 'regarder'.
'Je n'ai pas de frère' is about no brothers. The 'de' in this case is like 'any' in English. 'J'ai des frères.' I have brothers. 'Je n'ai pas de frères.' I don't have any brothers.

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