French: Negatives and using them in the perfect tense, or with infinitives

Some bits of grammar about using negatives in various situations, like with past participles or infinitives. I don't think it's something that you would absolutely need to know, just if you are a bit of a grammar geek like myself ;) Sorry for the amount of times I've used the word 'sandwich' in this, literally couldn't think of a better word haha... Enjoy!!

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Negatives

Just like in English there are many ways in which to express negatives,
meaning different things. Here are some examples.

French English Example.
ne...pas no/not any je n'ai pas de chien
ne...rien nothing/not anything je n'ai rien vu
ne...que only il n'a qu'un frère
ne...ni...ni neither..nor...not...or je n'ai ni…

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Luckily there is a pattern, the same negative expressions which just go
around the avoir verb in the perfect tense are the same ones that go
before the infinitive in infinitive expressions.

'Sandwich' avoir only, go together 'Sandwich' both avoir and past
before infinitive expressions. participle, 'sandwich' infinitives
pas aucun(e)…

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