Ils balayeront le sol avant que nous ne venions.

StevenC1Kwiziq community member

Ils balayeront le sol avant que nous ne venions.

Why should the "ne" be included - is it another negative form?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Steven !

This "ne" is not a negation here, but what we call in French the "ne explétif".

We also have this lesson How to understand the ne explétif.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Ils balayeront le sol avant que nous ne venions.

Why should the "ne" be included - is it another negative form?

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