In French, to express none (of them) does something, you use aucun/aucune ... ne.
Negative sentences with "aucun/aucune ... ne" in French
Look at these examples with aucun(e) ... ne:
Les filles sortent ce soir, mais aucune ne prend le train.The girls are going out tonight, but none (of them) are taking the train.
Aucune de tes robes ne me va.None of your dresses fit me.
Aucun de ses livres n'est intéressant.None of his books are interesting.
De tous les mensonges que tu as dit, aucun n'est crédible.Out of all the lies you told, none is believable.
Aucun/aucune ne/n' means none (of them).
This term can refer to both objects and people.
Note three things:
- aucun/e ne is always followed by singular in French (even though in modern English, none of them are is sometimes considered acceptable)
- aucun/aucune agree in gender with the object it refers to
- You have to use the negation ne/n' unlike in English
We can also express none of them using aucun d'entre eux ne ... / aucune d'entre elles ne ..., like this:
Aucun d'entre eux n'est intéressant.
Aucune d'entre elles n'est intéressante.None of them are interesting.
aucun/e means none, rien means nothing!
See also Ne ... aucun(e) = None (French Negations)
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