"Your mother did not say you were staying here."
Translation:Ta mère n'a pas dit que tu restais là.
Ne and pas are NOT around DIT. I am sure that the person meant to say why isn't "ne DIT pas," instead of "ne PAS dit"? This is the question I have as well. I have seen it written this way before, with PAS before the conjugated verb, however I don't know when and why this occurs. Please explain.