French Story Question
When I was doing a French story, I came along the sentence "Nous n'en avons plus..."
I understand that this sentence means "We don't have any left," but I was wondering about the actual meaning of each word.
Specifically, what does the n' before the "en" do/mean?
Merci d'avance! -Pickletoepi
That is a short negation form (ne). We have to use n' because next word begins with vowel.
This sentence could be translated "we don't have anymore (of it)" or "we have no more (of it)" ne...plus (or n'....plus where ne precedes a vowel or h muet) is used to make negative sentences with "more" or "anymore".
The French use en in many instances but here it is used to replace an already mentioned noun modified by a notion of quantity (the "of it" mentioned above).