ne...rien vs. ne...pas du tout

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ne...rien vs. ne...pas du tout

For the question, Je sens quelque chose, et toi ? - Non, je  ..., can I also say 'No, je ne sens pas du tout? ' What are differences between ne...rien and pas du tout? Thanks.

Asked 7 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Du tout is a way to strengthen the negation. Kind of like the English "at all" would.

Je ne sens rien. -- I feel/smell nothing.

Je ne sens rien du tout. -- I feel/smell nothing at all.

Je ne sens pas du tout. -- I don't feel/smell at all.

JinnB1Kwiziq community member

Got it. Thank you. 

ne...rien vs. ne...pas du tout

For the question, Je sens quelque chose, et toi ? - Non, je  ..., can I also say 'No, je ne sens pas du tout? ' What are differences between ne...rien and pas du tout? Thanks.

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