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Why is “personne” plural

BarbaraA2Kwiziq community member

Why is “personne” plural

Why is personne considered a plural noun? I thought it needed an “s” to be plural. 

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Barbara, 

I have had a look at the Kwiz and it asks you which of the following nouns are plural?  -

oranges/personne/filles/garçon

The only plural nouns are -

oranges and filles 

as 'personne',  as you say would have a -s at the end to mean 'people'.

If you were marked wrong maybe there is another reason for this as it definitely not plural.

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Personne as a noun does indeed take an 's' in the plural; as an indefinite pronoun it is invariable and 'singular'.

https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/personne

Why is “personne” plural

Why is personne considered a plural noun? I thought it needed an “s” to be plural. 

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