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Ne aucun

ken g.B1Kwiziq community member

Ne aucun

Claire n’a vendu aucun livre au vide-grenier. Please explain why « aucun » is after the past participial and not after n’a aucun vendu? Merci

Asked 11 months ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Ken,

"The construction ne… aucun/aucune + [thing] means none or not one, or no [thing]."

The above was cut and pasted from the lesson.

Note that the restrictive construction extends from "ne" to just before the noun being restricted.

So we have "Claire n'a vendu aucun ..." --> Claire did not sell any books.... (has not sold any ..)

Your proposal would not be the correct grammatical contruction.

Hope this helps.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Aucune -- just like rien and personne -- can carry a double function: it can be negating particle as well as object or even subject of a sentence. In these cases it is positioned like any other object. Here are a few example with personne: 

Personne ne m'aime! -- Nobody loves me! (subject)
Je n'aime personne! -- I like nobody! (COD)
Ne pensez à personne! -- Don't think of anyone! (CID)

Ne aucun

Claire n’a vendu aucun livre au vide-grenier. Please explain why « aucun » is after the past participial and not after n’a aucun vendu? Merci

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