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Excluding ne from ne...pas?

A few minutes ago I clicked on a link on my activity stream and got caught up reading French speakers learning English discussing the phrase "We eat."

Something I noticed was that a lot of the people were skipping the ne in ne...pas or ne...aucune. For example there were a lot of "Il y a pas d'erreur," or "Il y a aucune erreur."

I'm wondering if this is just used as an internet abbreviation or if there or other grammar rules relating to it.

Thanks for your help!

April 25, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cze-aus-fre

Hi - in the 'Negatives' skill, in the notes, it explains that: The particle ne is often skipped or slurred in casual speech. It's also omitted for short phrases that lack a verb. • Pas si vite ! — Not so fast! • Pas de problème. — No problem. I hope that helps - at least a little :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andantees

Thanks! I should've thought to check there first :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andantees

Thanks for your help!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

It's very informal, and seen mostly in speech or casual contexts like internet forums. Don't tell me everyone on the internet uses perfect grammar in English, I won't believe you!

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