Why are we adding ne in front of seulement in the sentence la villa sera seulement à quelques pas de la plage?

Manpreet kaurC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why are we adding ne in front of seulement in the sentence la villa sera seulement à quelques pas de la plage?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Manpreet Kaur,

You are probably thinking of ne --- que which also means 'only' and requires a ne explétif.

La villa ne sera qu'à quelques pas de la plage

You don't need the 'ne' with seulement.

Bonne Continuation!

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Not seeing where you are putting the 'ne'.. is it before the 'sera'.. which would work, or the 'seulement'.. which would seem strange?

Why are we adding ne in front of seulement in the sentence la villa sera seulement à quelques pas de la plage?

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