Asked • 03/16/19

When to use "pas" vs. "non" in expressing "not [adjective/adverb]"?

Sometimes I see it written one way, such as *non seulement* for *not only*, and sometimes the other way, with *pas*. When to use which? Is there a difference? Are they interchangeable?I don't mean with phrases such as "Je ne sais pas," "Je ne sais non" is obviously wrong. I just mean when you're saying short responses/phrases by themselves like "not really," "not only," "not always," "not often," etc.

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