"Il est possible de ne pas jouer de carte."
Translation:It is possible not to play a card.
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Grammar question/point: the infinitive verb construciton "ne pas jouer" (to not play), why is the infinitive verb not between ne and pas? I can understand is this is just something to learn, I'm just seeing it at odds with conjugated verbs and negation. Thanks for any indight :)
The negative pairs (ne... pas/plus/rien/jamais/personne/aucun) are placed around the conjugated verb.
If the negated verb is in the infinitive, then "ne" and "pas" are grouped together in front of it.
- Il ne joue pas.
- Il n'a pas joué.
- Il est possible de ne pas jouer.