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.

  Examples
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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