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How would you respond negatively to the following question:

Q. Chacun a fait un exercice?

Is it:

A. Aucun a fait un exercice.

Or

A. Aucun n'a pas fait un exercice.

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I'd say:

Personne n'a fait un exercice. (Nobody have done any exercise)

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@cl-r: Je pense qu'utiliser «ne» sans «pas» est correct. Pour signifier «tout le monde l'a fait» il faudrait écrire «Personne ne l'a pas fait» –  M42 Aug 21 '13 at 13:48
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This sentence doesn't sound right to me. I could say “Personne n'a fait d'exercice”, or “Personne n'a fait un seul exercice” (which to a mathematician means that each person did either zero or at least two exercices, but to anybody else means that each person did zero exercices). –  Gilles Aug 21 '13 at 21:17
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