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Gender agreement les gosses / aucun ne prend le train

Derek B.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Gender agreement les gosses / aucun ne prend le train

Salut! Je me demands pourquoi on ne fait pas l'accord de gendre entre gosses nfpl et aucun dans l'exercise.


aucun/aucune agree in gender with the object it refers toYou have to use the negation ne/n' unlike in English


Related example: Les filles sortent ce soir, mais aucune ne prend le train.


Is it assumed that gosses functions as a plural masculine noun in this context since the gender of the kids is non specified, despite the noun itself being feminine? I know we do an unfortunate amount of presuming masculinity in French, but want to understand completely. I feel I may be close to a new intuition here --  hoping that is why aucune is incorrect.

Merci d'avance pour l'aide!

Asked 1 year ago
Derek B.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Oof haha disregard. I've made the classic blunder of misreading the gender tag in wordreference. Gosse is an nmf, not strictly plural or feminine, and we had the clue of "Tous". Derpy sunday :)

Gender agreement les gosses / aucun ne prend le train

Salut! Je me demands pourquoi on ne fait pas l'accord de gendre entre gosses nfpl et aucun dans l'exercise.


aucun/aucune agree in gender with the object it refers toYou have to use the negation ne/n' unlike in English


Related example: Les filles sortent ce soir, mais aucune ne prend le train.


Is it assumed that gosses functions as a plural masculine noun in this context since the gender of the kids is non specified, despite the noun itself being feminine? I know we do an unfortunate amount of presuming masculinity in French, but want to understand completely. I feel I may be close to a new intuition here --  hoping that is why aucune is incorrect.

Merci d'avance pour l'aide!

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