6.1.1.3 Position of personal pronouns in negative clauses

The position of personal pronouns is not influenced by a negation. This means that the personal pronouns are still before the first conjugated verb or, if there is an infinitive, before the infinitive.

  Examples
Je le vois. Je ne le vois pas.
    I seem him. I do not see him.
  Tu le connais. Tu ne le connais pas.
    You know him. You do not know him.
  Je le lui dis. Je ne le lui dis pas.
    I tell it to him. I do not tell it to him.
  Je le lui ai dit. Je ne le lui ai pas dit.
    I have told it to him. I have not told it to him.
  Je l'ai vu. Je ne l'ai pas vu.
    I have seen him. I have not seen him.
  Je lui ai écrit. Je ne lui ai pas écrit.
    I have written to him. I have not written to him.
  Je peux lui écrire. Je ne peux pas lui écrire.
    I can write to him. I cannot write to him.
  Je veux le faire. Je ne veux pas le faire.
    I want to do it. I do not want to do it.






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