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Voix passive et négation avec un adverbe modificateur

Comment peut-on traduire la phrase ci-après : The train has not been announced yet. Est-ce que je dois la traduire par : Le train n'a pas été encore annoncé, Le train n'a été pas ...
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Where to place negation ('ne' + 'plus') in a sentence?

Why is ne + plus wrapped around as instead of besoin in the following sentence: Tu n'as plus besoin de ta voiture. Shouldn't it be wrapped around besoin as that is the verb word?
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Understanding how “Je ne parle pas français” is broken down

When I enter “Je ne parle pas français” into Google translate I get “I do not speak French.” But if I just type “Je ne pas”, I get “I do not.” Why are the pas and parle switched around in the phrase ...
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Negative past conditional pronominal interrogative inversion?

I'm having a little trouble finding resources on word order here. For instance, turn this into an inverted question: Il n'aurait pas se réveillé. In fact I don't even think I have the ...
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Negative expressions in passé composé

How are negative expressions (ne pas, ne aucun(e), ne que, ne jamais, ne plus) formed in the passé composé and is there a way to predict whether it forms around or after the auxilary?