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French grammar - Negation with object pronouns

Negation with object pronouns

To negate a sentence with a direct object pronoun, wrap nepas around both the object pronoun and the verb.

If there are dual verbs (auxiliary + infinitive) then the ne... pas wraps around just the auxiliary verb. And the object pronoun remains immediately before the verb that acts upon it that is the infinitive.

Examples:
Je ne le mange pas.
I don't eat it.
Qui porte la valise lourde ? Elle ne la porte pas.
Who is carrying the heavy suitcase? She is not carrying it.
Je ne vous aime pas.
I do not love you.
Tu ne m'aimes pas ?
Don't you love me?
Je ne l'écris pas dans le cahier.
I don't write it in the notebook.
Il ne les voit pas.
He does not see them.
Nous ne vous regardons pas.
We are not looking at you.
Il ne l'invite pas à la fête.
He is not inviting her to the party.
Ces chaussures sont trop grandes - je ne les achète pas.
These shoes are too big - I am not buying them.
Je regarde le film. Bénédicte ne le regarde pas.
I am watching the movie. Bénédicte is not watching it.
J'aime la langue italienne, mais je ne la parle pas.
I like the Italian language but I don't speak it.
Aimes-tu les dessins animés ? Non, je ne les regarde pas.
Do you like cartoons? No, I don't watch them.
Ce croissant - je ne peux pas le manger ?
This croissant - can't I eat it?

ne... pas around the auxiliary verb only

Tu ne veux pas le manger ?
Don't you want to eat it?

ne... pas around the auxiliary verb only

Les clés - je ne sais pas où elles sont.
The keys - I don't know where they are.

ne... pas around the auxiliary verb only