If you don't use the, "ne," with "avant que," do you still


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16 November 2016

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If you don't use the, "ne," with "avant que," do you still

use the subjunctive or the indicative?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Avant que + ne explétif + Le Subjonctif = Before I do"


Kwiziq language super star

18 November 2016


Bonjour Susan ! Yes, you do :) Although in current speech, the "ne explétif" tends to be dropped with no consequence to the meaning of the sentence, the use of Le Subjonctif is compulsory, as in both cases, the phrase "avant que" still carries the sense of what is expressed here is uncertain to happen, as it hasn't happened yet. I hope that's helpful Susan! À bientôt !

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