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French Negations Overview
This is the French Negations Overview.
The French negations are ordered according to the CEFR level scale.
What Are Negations?
Negations are words that express the opposite of a word or sentence. Some famous negations are no, not, and never.
Here are some examples:
I will say yes. I will say no.
I am here. I am not here.
I am always here. I am never here.
When you want to make something negative, you will use a negation.
In A1 you will learn about the beginner’s principles of French negations
In A2 you will learn about the elementary principles of French negations.
In B1 you will learn about the intermediate principles of French negations.
In B2 you will learn about the upper intermediate principles of French negations.
French a1: negations
ne (verb) pas
ne (verb) jamais
Negating reflexive verbs
Negating with partitive articles (du/de la/de l’/des become de/d’)
Negating indefinite articles (un/une become de/d’)
Negating with two verbs
French a2: negations
ne…pas assez (de)
[not enough (of)]
ne…pas du tout
[not at all]
ne…pas non plus
Position of direct and indirect object pronouns
How to negate compound tenses
French B1: negations
aucun(e) (verb) ne
[none of them]
ne (verb) nulle part
Negations with reflexive verbs in compound tenses
French B2: negations
Negation with infinitives in indirect speech