Negation in french

SheetalA1Kwiziq community member

Negation in french

I have read earlier that while doing negation in avoir we should  change the articles into de for example.. J'ai un Stylo 

Je n'ai pas de Stylo. Then how to follow this rule while using verbs 


Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sheetal,

I think what you are thinking of is in the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

It is nothing to do with the verb 'avoir' but with ne ---pas 

This also applies after un, une :

J'achète un camembert -------> Je n'achète pas de camembert 

J'ai un bureau ------> Je n'ai pas de bureau

etc.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You mean verbs other than avoir? Can you give me an example of where you're unsure how to form the negative?

Negation in french

I have read earlier that while doing negation in avoir we should  change the articles into de for example.. J'ai un Stylo 

Je n'ai pas de Stylo. Then how to follow this rule while using verbs 


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