"personnes" vs "gens" ou "monde"

SupratikA2Kwiziq community member

"personnes" vs "gens" ou "monde"

Hi

Can we say il y avait beaucoup de "personnes" instead of "gens"?

Thanks

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Supratik, 

No, you can't , if there were few people you could say -

Il n'y avait que quelques personnes There were only a few people

and you couldn't use 'gens' in this case.

But you can say -

Il y avait beaucoup de gens/ beaucoup de monde 

or 

Il y avait plein de gens/ plein de monde

Very odd !

Bonne Continuation!

"personnes" vs "gens" ou "monde"

Hi

Can we say il y avait beaucoup de "personnes" instead of "gens"?

Thanks

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