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Negation 1 is the eleventh (assuming read left to right) skill of the French language tree, containing a total of two lessons. These lessons lay down the basics of negation in French.

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General Notes[]

The French system of negation uses a pair of words to indicate something that is "not": these are ne and another word that is related to the specific kind of negation that you are trying to accomplish. In this skill, we are introduced to pas, which means "not". Both words have to be used in proper French, although more informal usages of the language often leave out the ne.

Pas + De[]

When using pas followed by a noun, it means "none of", with the word de providing the "of" in this case. Important to note that de or d' are the only accepted versions of this word, with the other articles de la and du not being accepted.

References[]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Negation-1

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