the quiz gave the answer to "let's not be scared any more as "n'ayons" - why is it not "ne soyons"?

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the quiz gave the answer to "let's not be scared any more as "n'ayons" - why is it not "ne soyons"?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
To be scared is in French literally "to have fear" and consequently translated as "avoir peur". Therefore the imperative is formed using the imperative of avoir and not être. Hence: "N'ayons pas peur" -- "Let's not have fear!"

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

the quiz gave the answer to "let's not be scared any more as "n'ayons" - why is it not "ne soyons"?

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