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[French] "ne" in French negative sentences
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Posted on 22/01/2021 at 22:39:21

by rob38

I just saw a few negative sentences in French omitting the "ne".

Je veux pas...
Je peux pas...

Is that common?

Last edit: 22/01/2021 at 22:41:32

Posted on 23/01/2021 at 11:42:00

by TheLibrarian
Hi rob38 and welcome!

Indeed, when we speak, we tend to omit the "ne" in negative sentences. But it is grammatically incorrect. It should always be written down even if it is not systematically pronounced.
However, we do not always write it in colloquial language, for example when we send emails or text messages to friends.

Posted on 23/01/2021 at 13:21:49

by rob38
Ah, I see. Thanks.
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