Could you also use aucun?

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helen

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2018

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Could you also use aucun?

She doesn't have any milk left. "Elle n'a plus aucun de lait" Would that be considered wrong?

This question relates to:
French lesson "N'avoir plus de = To have none left (negation)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2018

8/01/18

That sounds wrong to my ears, Helen. "Aucun" refers to countable objects. But: Elle n'a aucune de bouteilles de lait. -- She hasn't got any milk bottles. Elle n'a plus de bouteilles de lait. -- She has no more milk bottles. Elle n'a pas de bouteilles de lait. -- She has no milk bottles. In this examples the bottles of milk are individually countable and therefore "aucune" works in this case. But I don't think you can use "aucune" and "plus" together. -- Chris (not a native speaker).

helen

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2018

8/01/18

Thank you, Chris... I was also looking for Aucun/e in the double negative lesson and didn't find it. I really appreciate your help.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 February 2018

6/02/18

Hi Helen,

It is incorrect to say what you suggest for,  She doesn't have any milk left .

You would  say , Elle n'a plus de lait  or even,  Elle n'a plus du tout de lait.

For the double negatives using aucun here are a couple of examples using ne plus and aucun Elle n'a plus aucun respect pour lui, or, Elle n'a plus aucun ami, which will translate as, She has no respect left for him whatsoever, She has no friends left whatsoever.

Hope this helps!







 










 

helen

Kwiziq community member

6 February 2018

6/02/18

Really clear,Cecile-- Thank you!

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