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

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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

use the subjunctive or the indicative?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
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 !

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

use the subjunctive or the indicative?

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