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Placement of Ne...Aucun/Aucune in Compound Tenses

Aashpreet K.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Placement of Ne...Aucun/Aucune in Compound Tenses

Can you please share the rule regarding placement of 'Ne...Aucun/Aucune' in Compound Tenses?? It does not seem to follow the regular rule. It would be great if it is also added to this lesson.

Asked 2 months ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Aucun(e), just like rien or personne, doubles as a negation particle and a regular pronoun. Its position in the sentence is the same as a pronoun:

Aucun ne savait la réponse. -- No one knew the answer.
Martin ne savait pas la réponse. -- Martin didn't know the answer.

Comparing these two sentences you see how aucun replaces "Martin" and, as subject pronoun, comes first in the sentence.

Aashpreet K.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

And what about the RULE regarding the placement of 'Ne...Aucun/Aucune' in Compound Tenses (such as Passé Composé) ? 

Placement of Ne...Aucun/Aucune in Compound Tenses

Can you please share the rule regarding placement of 'Ne...Aucun/Aucune' in Compound Tenses?? It does not seem to follow the regular rule. It would be great if it is also added to this lesson.

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