Mais juste avant que je n'aille chez Orange,


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28 February 2019

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Mais juste avant que je n'aille chez Orange,

Why is the ne explétif used in this informal spoken conversation? I thought that it was usually used in formal French.

This question relates to:
French dictation exercise "Je n'ai plus d'argent ! (C1)"


Kwiziq language super star

4 March 2019


Bonjour Paul !

The fact is that it depends on each person. It is correct that most people would omit the expletive "ne" in speech, but that doesn't mean everyone does, and in the case of that text, the speaker didn't  :)

Bonne journée !

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