Why isn't the third sentence using the ne expletive after avant que? Avant que je puisse prendre mes billets...

AnnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why isn't the third sentence using the ne expletive after avant que? Avant que je puisse prendre mes billets...

Asked 8 months ago
PaulC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I reckon it’s because the dreaded ”ne explétif” is only ever used in more formal sorts of writing (and in quizzes), and is hardly ever used in everyday conversation.

Why isn't the third sentence using the ne expletive after avant que? Avant que je puisse prendre mes billets...

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