When you don’t need to say “pas”

You can made a simple present tense sentence negative by writing ne before the verb and pas after it (when ne is before a vowel, it becomes n’).

For example: Je ne veux pas y aller. / I don’t want to go there.

If you are writing a sentence using one of the following verbs + an infinitive, you don’t need to write pas: savoir, pouvoir, oser, and cesser.

For example: Je ne sais que faire. / I don’t know what to do.

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