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
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).