Grammaire pour votre frigo!

Bonjour à tous !

I hope you had a good start in the new year !
I am back this month with a new picture to decorate your fridge :slight_smile: !

We are having a look at the expressions : ne … plus / encore to compare two states in a situation over time.

If the situation you’re describing has stayed the same as in the past, you will use encore.
Example : Quand j’étais petite, ma maman m’emmenait jouer dans ce parc. Aujourd’hui, je m’y promène encore souvent.
When I was little, my mum used to take me to play in this park. Today, I still walk here regularly.

If the situation has changed, in the sense that it is not anymore like it was, you would use ne … plus.
Example : Il y a quelques années, j’adorais ce genre de musique. Aujourd’hui, je ne peux plus l’entendre.
A few years ago, I used to love this kind of music. Today, I can not hear it anymore.

I think the image speaks for itself :wink:
What has stayed the same and what has changed for you since last year ?
Can you try and create your own examples with those expressions ?


  • Avant le covid, je mangeais souvent au restaurant mais maintenant, je ne peux plus y aller ! :weary:
    Before covid, I often used to eat in restaurants but now I can’t go there anymore!

  • J’ai étudié l’espagnol à l’école et je l’apprends encore aujourd’hui. :catbee:
    I studied Spanish at school and I’m still learning it today.