Rosa and "ne craint" again

LisaC1Kwiziq community member

Rosa and "ne craint" again

Bonjour,

I have a question regarding the same sentence another person posted about.  "Rosa craint que nous n'allions en vacances."  This confuses me as well, because I took it to mean "Rosa is afraid we might go on vacation."  Is that correct?  That is not what it shows for an answer in the quiz.  It says "Rosa fears we might never go..."  But if ne has no negative value, it cannot mean never.

Merci,

Lisa

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Lisa, the meaning is that Rosa is afraid we would go on vacation. No negative meaning. Are you sure that this isn't the correct answer in the quiz?

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

LisaC1Kwiziq community member

Hi, Chris,

Thank you for the clarification.  Yes, quite sure on what the quiz answer says because I copied the translation from the correction into my notebook to try and figure out why it was different from the other "ne expletif" examples.

Thank you,

Lisa 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Lisa,

As this might be a translation error and it is a quiz use the 'Report it' button in your correction board ad it links to the specific quiz and it is easier for Aurélie to check and answer you.

Bonne continuation!

LisaC1Kwiziq community member
Thank you, Cecile.  I will know to do that another time.  :)

Rosa and "ne craint" again

Bonjour,

I have a question regarding the same sentence another person posted about.  "Rosa craint que nous n'allions en vacances."  This confuses me as well, because I took it to mean "Rosa is afraid we might go on vacation."  Is that correct?  That is not what it shows for an answer in the quiz.  It says "Rosa fears we might never go..."  But if ne has no negative value, it cannot mean never.

Merci,

Lisa

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