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14 September 2016
Nick asked: "Why is "Non, il n'a pas vu Paul ou Sam" incorrect?"
Isn't there a subtle difference between "No, he hasn't seen Paul or Sam" vs "No, he has seen neither Paul nor Sam"?
This question relates to:French lesson "Ne ... ni ... ni = Neither ... nor (negation)"
Bonjour Nick !
I agree that in English you could indeed use either "No, he hasn't seen Paul or Sam" or "No, he has seen neither Paul nor Sam" with very little alteration of meaning, however in French, the correct way to express this idea of "multiple negated elements" is by using "ni...ni...".
I hope that's helpful!
Merci et à bientôt !
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