6.1.6 Summary negation

Is there only one conjugated verb, the construction for negation looks like shown in the following table:

    Subject Negative particle Verb Supplement
Je ne vois
mange
rien
personne
pas
jamais
plus

  Examples
Je ne vois personne.
    I see nobody.
  Je ne mange rien.
    I eat nothing.

Is there more than one verb in the construction we have the basic rule for negation only for non-living negations: the construction encloses the first conjugated verb.

  Subject Negative particle Auxiliary / Modal Supplement Verb
  Je n' ai rien
pas
jamais
plus
vu
mangé
  ne
peux     
voir
manger

If we have a person involved, or better said no-person, then the negative construction encloses the verb complex.

  Subject Negative particle Auxiliary / Modal Verb Supplement
  Je n' ai vu
mangé
personne
  ne
peux     
voir
manger






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