When does "de" precede the negated infinitive? In the examples,

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When does "de" precede the negated infinitive? In the examples,

it does, except for one, where it doesn't (the example with "à" would explain itself, of course).
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AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Susan ! The negation "ne pas" will come after the preposition "de", but in this case: "J'espère ne pas faire D'erreurs." the "d' " is not the preposition, but the partitive "des" which became d' because this is a negative sentence. Think that you say "espérer quelque chose" and not "espérer DE quelque chose". I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Preposition and partitive - vive la différence! Thanks for explaining.

When does "de" precede the negated infinitive? In the examples,

it does, except for one, where it doesn't (the example with "à" would explain itself, of course).

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