personne vs. aucun(e) redux

MelodyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

personne vs. aucun(e) redux

i just got a quiz question: (B1 quiz) Ont-ils répondu ? - Oui. ___ n'est intéressé. (Have they answered ? - Yes. None (of them) are interested.) The choices were: Aucune Aucune d'entre elles Aucun Aucun d'entre eux Personne The correct answers were: Aucun Aucun d'entre eux This seems to contradict Laura's answer to a previous question; Personne means "no one" in French while aucun means "none" - the latter is used for things, not people. So, according to this, the correct answer should be "personne". I remain confused about aucun (ne) vs. personne (ne). Halp!
Asked 6 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Melody, Thanks for pointing out this inconsistency. Aurélie and I will talk about it and get back to you. :-)
EricaB2Kwiziq community member

I just answered the same quiz question and I am also confused about when to use Personne vs Aucun(e). Why is Personne n'est intéressé incorrect in the Aucun/Aucune lesson?

KalpanaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Has this question been answered? My quiz question was: Alors, est-ce qu'elles viennent? - Non. ________ est intéressée. 

Why is "personne n'est" the wrong answer? 

Thanks for clarifying.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Kalpana, 

Sorry about the delay in answering your query, I cannot find this example in this lesson so cannot trace it.

It might be better to use the 'report it' button on your correction board once you have located it.

Bonne Continuation !

personne vs. aucun(e) redux

i just got a quiz question: (B1 quiz) Ont-ils répondu ? - Oui. ___ n'est intéressé. (Have they answered ? - Yes. None (of them) are interested.) The choices were: Aucune Aucune d'entre elles Aucun Aucun d'entre eux Personne The correct answers were: Aucun Aucun d'entre eux This seems to contradict Laura's answer to a previous question; Personne means "no one" in French while aucun means "none" - the latter is used for things, not people. So, according to this, the correct answer should be "personne". I remain confused about aucun (ne) vs. personne (ne). Halp!

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