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adverbs in negative sentences?

OzanA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

adverbs in negative sentences?

what are the positions of adverbs in negative passe compose sentences 
for example the adverbs which are ending -ement 
je n'ai pas lentement mangé   or je n'ai pas mangé lentement?

Asked 3 years ago
MarieB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Hi Ozan,
The following lesson explains where to place adverbs in compound tenses:

Position of French Adverbs - with compound tenses

So your sentence in the affirmative would be J'ai mangé lentement.

Then to create the negative sentence you need to place ne and pas around the auxiliary verb as explained in the following lesson:

Ne ... pas = Not - with compound tenses (French Negations)

So your sentence becomes Je n'ai pas mangé lentement.

I find the following article useful for summarizing this information on placement of French adverbs in compound sentences:

https://www.thoughtco.com/use-french-adverbs-4084828

I hope this helps :)

adverbs in negative sentences?

what are the positions of adverbs in negative passe compose sentences 
for example the adverbs which are ending -ement 
je n'ai pas lentement mangé   or je n'ai pas mangé lentement?

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