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Is c´est pas correct?

Athenian S.A1Kwiziq community member

Is c´est pas correct?

If heard that in spoken french the ne is often dropped, so would c´est pas be a correct way of saying it isn´t?

Asked 2 years ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Athenian,

Yes! You are right, the "ne" is often dropped in speech, but you will not be marked correct in quizzes on the site.

Hope this helps.

Jim

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I have never heard the "ne" dropped in "ne c'est pas". You'll often hear a dropped "est", making it sound like "ne c'pas". But never without the initial "ne".

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Chris,

I think the initial query was about "ce n'est pas"    which becomes "c'est pas" in speech.

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

@Jim: It's not entirely clear to me from the initial question. But with both of our answers we've got all bases covered.

Is c´est pas correct?

If heard that in spoken french the ne is often dropped, so would c´est pas be a correct way of saying it isn´t?

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