Mathilde a rentré la voiture avant qu'il ne pleuve

JohnnyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Mathilde a rentré la voiture avant qu'il ne pleuve

I feel like I have learned this lesson before but for the life of me I can't remember why "ne" doesn't have a negative meaning here. Is there a lesson associated with it? Thank you.
Asked 3 years agone, subjunctive
LauraKwiziq team member

Bonjour Johnny,

It's called the ne explétif.

Mathilde a rentré la voiture avant qu'il ne pleuve

I feel like I have learned this lesson before but for the life of me I can't remember why "ne" doesn't have a negative meaning here. Is there a lesson associated with it? Thank you.

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