New answers tagged

1

I think what may be confusing you is the literary omission of "pas" in the sentence. Would you understand it better if it had been written, « ...nous ne pouvons pas nous plaindre qu’il en manque.... » ? The reflexive pronoun will always follow the negated verb, so to answer your second question: yes, with all of those verbs the reflexive pronoun ...


0

The sentence from Camus is right, meanwhile your example is generally wrong, although it might be used in poetry or literature. The form "nous ne nous(...)" is correct in front of the reflexive verb only, like in "nous ne nous plaignons pas" (se plaindre is a reflexive verb). But once again, the form you used might be acceptable, but in literature or poetry ...



Top 50 recent answers are included