You already know how to make negative sentences with simple tenses. Find out how to do the same with compound tenses.
How to make negative sentences in compound tenses in French
Look at these examples:
- Vous êtes allés au cinéma ? Non, nous nesommespasallés au cinéma.- Did you go to the cinema? - No, we didn't go to the cinema.
- Tu as fini à temps ? - Non, je n'aipasfini à temps.- Did you finish on time? - No, I didn't finish on time.
- Elle est venue hier? - Non, elle n'estpasvenue hier.- Did she come yesterday? - No, she didn't come yesterday.
In compound tenses like Le Passé Composé (Indicatif), where there is an auxiliary verb(être / avoir), the sentence is negated by placing the two parts of the negation (ne / pas)on each side of the auxiliary verb.