Noun inside the negation?

Jeffrey

Kwiziq community member

18 January 2016

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Noun inside the negation?

In one of the questions on an exam, the correct answer was "Il ne voit Julie nulle part". Why is Julie included in between "ne" and "nulle part" while a sentence like "Il ne voit pas Julie" has Julie outside of the negation?

This relates to:
Ne ... nulle part = Nowhere (negation) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

19 January 2016

19/01/16

Bonjour Jeffrey,

Thank you for your question. "Ne ... nulle part" is indeed a bit different from other negations, and our lesson has now been updated to fully reflect this.
Please have a look:
https://www.french-test.com/revision/grammar/how-to-say-nowhere-ne-nulle-part-negative-expressions

I hope this is helpful!
Merci!

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