Using ne ... pas with reflexive verbs in simple tenses (negation)

Look at these sentences:

Il ne s'amuse pas beaucoup.
He's not having a lot of fun.

Je ne me souviens pas de toi
I don't remember you

Vous ne vous lavez pas tous les matins.
You don't wash every morning.

Nous ne nous levons pas à 7h le lundi.
We don't get up at 7 on Mondays.

When using a negative structure like "ne/n'...pas" with reflexive verbs in simple tenses, ne/n' is placed before the reflexive pronoun "me/te/se/nous/vous/se", and pas is after the verb.

Il s'amuse beaucoup -> Il ne s'amuse pas beaucoup
He's having a lot of fun -> He's not having a lot of fun

 

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Nous ne nous levons pas à 7h le lundi.
We don't get up at 7 on Mondays.


Vous ne vous lavez pas tous les matins.
You don't wash every morning.


Il ne s'amuse pas beaucoup.
He's not having a lot of fun.


Je ne me souviens pas de toi
I don't remember you


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HeatherA2Kwiziq community member

sorry please disregard my last post. My mistake

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Ok

sorry please disregard my last post. My mistake

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HeatherA2Kwiziq community member

I had this question "make this statement negative" Vous vous réveillez tard. I wrote Vous ne vous réveillez pas tard. That was marked wrong because é

réveillez pas tard. That was marked wrong because  "réveillez lost the second  "e" and became révillez. what lesson is that taught in please. Thankyou in advance

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Ok

I had this question "make this statement negative" Vous vous réveillez tard. I wrote Vous ne vous réveillez pas tard. That was marked wrong because é

réveillez pas tard. That was marked wrong because  "réveillez lost the second  "e" and became révillez. what lesson is that taught in please. Thankyou in advance

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CharleneA1Kwiziq community member

ne..plus/ne..jamais

Do ne..plus and ne..jamais follow the same rule as ne..pas do with reflexive verb?
Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Charlene,

Just to correct a few things said earlier, yes they do but you need to use the auxilliary verb 'être' in the passé composé for reflexive verbs.

e.g. 

Non, je ne me maquille plus No, I don't make up any longer

Non, Il ne s'est jamais rasé = No, he has never shaved 

Hope this helps!

 

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonsoir Claire, That is correct for the negation of reflexive verbs when using ne . . .plus and ne . . . jamais and any other negation structural pair, i.e. ne . . .rien, ne . . . aucun(e). For example: I do not shave anymore. --> Je ne me rase plus. I have never shaved. --> Je ne m'ai jamais rasé From the lesson: «When using a negative structure like "ne/n'...pas" with reflexive verbs in simple tenses, ne/n' is placed before the reflexive pronoun "me/te/se/nous/vous/se", and pas is after the verb. Il s'amuse beaucoup -> Il ne s'amuse pas beaucoup He's having a lot of fun -> He's not having a lot of fun» I hope that you find this beneficial. Bonne chance et bonne continuation. à bientôt
CharleneA1Kwiziq community member
Merci beaucoup
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ne..plus/ne..jamais

Do ne..plus and ne..jamais follow the same rule as ne..pas do with reflexive verb?

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