Use of "ne"

RichC1Kwiziq community member

Use of "ne"

What is the function of "ne" in the phrase "avant qu'elle ne rentre?"  It translates, "before she gets home."

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Rich,

Just to add to Chris' answer, there is a specific lesson about  'avant que '

Avant que + ne explétif + Le Subjonctif = Before I do

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This "ne" is called ne explétif. There's a lesson on it:

What is the ne explétif and when to use it in French

Use of "ne"

What is the function of "ne" in the phrase "avant qu'elle ne rentre?"  It translates, "before she gets home."

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