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What is the difference between the negative partitive and " de"? Je n'ai pas de l'encre. I don't have any ink. Je n'ai plus d'encre. I don't have any ink left. It seems that these two are interchangeable, except maybe " de" infers that you had some at some point earlier in time. Is that correct?
Oct 5, 2016 12:20 PM
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Hi, You are right, but it's not « Je n'ai pas de l'encre. », it's « Je n'ai pas d'encre. »
October 5, 2016
Je n'ai plus d'encre means you had any in the past.
October 5, 2016
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