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ne... ...pas grand -chose with multiple verbs

JamesonC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

ne... ...pas grand -chose with multiple verbs

I know the following wording may be a bit unusual but can you use this phrasing in a sentence as follows:

I do not much want to speak to them. Would it be "je ne veux pas grand chose leur parler ? OR  Je ne veux pas leur parler grand-chose.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jameson,

No, you cannot use grand-chose this way, not with parler anyway.

You could say -

Je n'ai pas envie de leur dire grand chose = I don't feel like saying much to them 

Je n'ai pas grand chose à leur dire = I don't have much to say to them

Or

Je n'ai pas beaucoup envie de leur parler = I don't feel like speaking to them very much

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't think you can use grand-chose this way.

Jameson asked:View original

ne... ...pas grand -chose with multiple verbs

I know the following wording may be a bit unusual but can you use this phrasing in a sentence as follows:

I do not much want to speak to them. Would it be "je ne veux pas grand chose leur parler ? OR  Je ne veux pas leur parler grand-chose.

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