N'avoir plus de = To have none left (negation)

To say you have none left in French, you wrap the expression ne ... plus de around the verb avoir (to have).

Look at these examples:

Je n'ai plus d'encre dans mon stylo.
I have no ink left in my pen.

Tu n'as plus de lait.
You have no milk left.

Julie n'a plus de beurre.
Julie doesn't have any butter left.

Nous n'avons plus de temps, nous devons prendre une décision.
We have no time left, we must make a decision.

Vous n'avez plus de pommes à la maison.
You don't have any apples left at home.

Ils n'ont plus d'appétit.
They have no appetite left. / They're not hungry anymore.

When the object is countable (apples, marbles etc.), the -s remains at the end.

Il n'a plus de billes.
He doesn't have any marbles left.

ATTENTION:

As this is a negative structure, you only use de (or d' in front of a vowel or mute h).
See also Du, de la, de l', des all become de or d' in negative sentences (partitive articles)

Pronounciation Note: 
When plus has a negative meaning (no more), you never pronounce the final -s.

 

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

Ils n'ont plus d'appétit.
They have no appetite left. / They're not hungry anymore.


Nous n'avons plus de temps, nous devons prendre une décision.
We have no time left, we must make a decision.


Je n'ai plus d'encre dans mon stylo.
I have no ink left in my pen.


Il n'a plus de billes.
He doesn't have any marbles left.


Tu n'as plus de lait.
You have no milk left.


Vous n'avez plus de pommes à la maison.
You don't have any apples left at home.


Julie n'a plus de beurre.
Julie doesn't have any butter left.


Q&A

Margaret

Kwiziq community member

18 May 2019

1 reply

Clarification of the tip about 'de'

This is in one of the green callout boxes in the lesson: "In this negative structure, you only use de or d' in front of a vowel or mute h." This really confused me when I first read it because it seems to say you shouldn't use either one if there's no vowel/mute h. I think a comma or parens would make it clearer: "In this negative structure, you only use de (or d' in front of a vowel or mute h)."

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

20 May 2019

20/05/19

Indeed, that's much clearer :)

The lesson has now been amended accordingly to your great suggestion!

Merci et bonne journée !

Madeline

Kwiziq community member

25 April 2019

1 reply

I was always taught that "ne...plus" meant "no more" or "no longer". Therefore to say one has "no milk" is would be a simple negation vs. "ne..plus"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

7 May 2019

7/05/19

HI Madeline,

Je n'ai pas de lait I don't have any milk 

Je n'ai plus de lait = I don't have any milk left 

Hope this helps!

Phil

Kwiziq community member

15 April 2019

1 reply

Hello, I don't see any reference to "Il y a" so just to check. Can you say: "In n'y a plus de pommes?"

ou avec "exister"

"Il n'existe plus de chocolat?

Sorry, I pressed enter on previous question, please ignore.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

16 April 2019

16/04/19

Hi Phil

Il n'y a plus de pommes /de chocolat/de beurre 

is correct...

Phil

Kwiziq community member

15 April 2019

1 reply

Hello, I don't see any reference to "Il y a" so just to check. Can you say:

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

5 May 2019

5/05/19

Hi Phil,

If you mean, is it correct to say -

‘Il n’y a plus de lait, de beurre, de pain ...’

It is, but makes for a more general comment although if you say -

Il n’y a plus d’encre dans mon stylo‘ it is exactly the same as saying, ’Je n’ai plus d’encre dans mon stylo’.

Hope this helps!

 

Celia

Kwiziq community member

3 February 2019

0 replies

Correct use of de, des, etc. in positive sentences

Dylan

Kwiziq community member

31 January 2019

2 replies

What about à?

Je vais à Paris.

devient: 

Je ne vais plus de Paris?

ou

Je ne vais plus à Paris?

Merci :) 

Chris

Kwiziq community member

2 February 2019

2/02/19

Je ne vais plus à Paris. -- I don't go to Paris anymore. 

Dylan

Kwiziq community member

4 February 2019

4/02/19

Merci Chris :) 

Ahmadullah

Kwiziq community member

14 December 2018

2 replies

Hi

how we can say this exemple :this,that don't have more petrol. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

21 December 2018

21/12/18

Hi Ahmadullah,

Not sure what you are asking , could you be more precise?

Angie

Kwiziq community member

14 February 2019

14/02/19

Sorry for inserting myself into this conversation. But, I believe the question might have been 'how to say, "We don't have gas/gasoline/petro/petroleum anymore." Is that Nous n'avons plus de gasoline?

Roy

Kwiziq community member

21 October 2018

3 replies

"Plus" usually means "more". Then the sentance, Il n'a plus de billes, should read, I do not have anymore marbles. Where does "left" come from?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

Hi Roy,

Translating between languages isn't a mathematical science. The upshot is that the sentence Je n'ai plus de billes carries the same meaning as the English "I don't have anymore marbles" or "I don't have anymore marbles left". Either of those English versions would translate to the same French sentence.

Roy

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

Thanks guys. My problem was that my answer to a recent kwiz question was determined, not "right" because I "left" out the "left". Lol. Salut

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

I empathize with you. It is, after all, just a dumb computer comparing strings of letters without regard for their meaning. 

Mouse

Kwiziq community member

11 October 2018

2 replies

Vous n'avez plus de pommes à la maison - why isn’t it des pommes here if there are multiple apples?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

11 October 2018

11/10/18

Bonjour Mouse !

As stated in the lesson, with that negative structure (no more left), the articles follow the established rule of becoming de or d'

Have a look at the related lesson: 
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Dylan

Kwiziq community member

31 January 2019

31/01/19

Thank you Aurélie. But, do you know the reason why de is used always even for plurals instead of des? It's not intuitive for me.

helen

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2018

4 replies

Could you also use aucun?

She doesn't have any milk left. "Elle n'a plus aucun de lait" Would that be considered wrong?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2018

8/01/18

That sounds wrong to my ears, Helen. "Aucun" refers to countable objects. But: Elle n'a aucune de bouteilles de lait. -- She hasn't got any milk bottles. Elle n'a plus de bouteilles de lait. -- She has no more milk bottles. Elle n'a pas de bouteilles de lait. -- She has no milk bottles. In this examples the bottles of milk are individually countable and therefore "aucune" works in this case. But I don't think you can use "aucune" and "plus" together. -- Chris (not a native speaker).

helen

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2018

8/01/18

Thank you, Chris... I was also looking for Aucun/e in the double negative lesson and didn't find it. I really appreciate your help.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 February 2018

6/02/18

Hi Helen,

It is incorrect to say what you suggest for,  She doesn't have any milk left .

You would  say , Elle n'a plus de lait  or even,  Elle n'a plus du tout de lait.

For the double negatives using aucun here are a couple of examples using ne plus and aucun Elle n'a plus aucun respect pour lui, or, Elle n'a plus aucun ami, which will translate as, She has no respect left for him whatsoever, She has no friends left whatsoever.

Hope this helps!







 










 

helen

Kwiziq community member

6 February 2018

6/02/18

Really clear,Cecile-- Thank you!
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