6.1.5 Negation with not anything / nothing - ne ... rien

The construction with not anything / nothing returns again to the basic rule. We have a construction with ne plus a supplement, in this case it is rien. This construction encloses the first conjugated verb and it does not influence the position of the personal pronouns in the sentence.

Je ne dis rien.
  I do not say anything. - I say nothing.
Je n' ai rien dit.
  I have not said anything. - I have said nothing.
Je ne peux rien faire.
  I cannot do anything. - I can do nothing.

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