If I wanted to say "I don't need" would I say je n'ai pas besoin or je n'ai besoin pas? I'm not sure I'm finding this phrase difficult!

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Catherine

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1 June 2018

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If I wanted to say "I don't need" would I say je n'ai pas besoin or je n'ai besoin pas? I'm not sure I'm finding this phrase difficult!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using ne ... pas with simple tenses (negation)"

Chris

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4 June 2018

4/06/18

Hi Catherine,

ne..pas always brackets the first conjugated verb. Any potential object to the verb comes after it. Therefore it is:

Je n'ai pas besoin de cela. -- I don't need that.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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