Why does jamais come afetr the verb?

taejah

Kwiziq community member

23 August 2017

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Why does jamais come afetr the verb?

This relates to:
Ne ... jamais = Never (negation) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

23 August 2017

23/08/17

Bonjour Taejah,
That is a fixed form that is used in negation. Similarly there are other fixed forms in French negation such as ne. . . pas, ne. . .plus, etc. Please see the following link which goes into greater detail.
https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/glossary/24

To that end, in compound verb tenses and moods, «ne precedes the auxiliary verb with «jamais», for example, following it, «jamais» is then followed by the past participle.
Example:
Je n'ai jamais voulu manger encore de pomme.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation.

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