Ils balayeront le sol avant que nous ne venions.

Steven

Kwiziq community member

28 April 2017

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Ils balayeront le sol avant que nous ne venions.

Why should the "ne" be included - is it another negative form?

This relates to:
Conjugate semi-regular -oyer, -ayer, -uyer verbs in Le Futur (future tense) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

28 April 2017

28/04/17

Bonjour Steven !

This "ne" is not a negation here, but what we call in French the "ne explétif".


We also have this lesson How to understand the ne explétif.


I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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