Placement of verb

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

30 October 2016

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Placement of verb

In the examples, 'dire' goes after the two negations while 'faire' and 'aller' goes before them. What's the rule here?

This relates to:
Using double and multiple negatives (negation) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

2 November 2016

2/11/16

Bonjour Joakim ! Here it's not about the verbs, but about the tenses they're conjugated at. Indeed, "dire" is in Le Passé Composé, so the second part of the negation is between the auxiliary and the past participle, whereas with simple tenses, it's just after the conjugated verb. You can have a look at these related lessons: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-ne-pas-with-compound-tenses-negation https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-ne-pas-not-with-simple-tenses-negation I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

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