FR: no longer ate any sweets

mandythebrit

Member
English - England
My question is regarding the usage of ne jamais plus aucun and the correct tense in both sentences.

I want to say:

Gabriel learned that he was diabetic. After that, he no longer ate/eats any sweets.

I think it is either:

1.Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique. Apres cela, il n'a jamais mangé plus aucun bonbon.

or
2. Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique. Apres cela, il ne mange jamais plus aucun bonbon.

I am not sure which tense is best to use in the second sentence (past or present.)

Thank you.
 
  • sarkofox

    Senior Member
    English, England
    Can someone please explain why this isn't "il n'a jamais mangé plus de bonbons"?

    I'm confused :S
     

    mandythebrit

    Member
    English - England
    Thanks for your help.

    I have to use "ne.... jamais plus aucun"

    So I think this makes the sentence read:

    Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique. Apres cela, il n'a plus jamais mangé aucun bonbon.

    Gabriel learned that he was diabetic. After that, he no longer ate anything sweet.
     

    cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    Can someone please explain why this isn't "il n'a jamais mangé plus de bonbons"?

    I'm confused :S
    That would translate as "he has never eaten more lollies". :)

    Plus...jamais is the way to translate "never...anymore".

    Thanks for your help.

    I have to use "ne.... jamais plus aucun"

    So I think this makes the sentence read:

    Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique. Après cela, il n'a plus jamais mangé aucun bonbon.

    Gabriel learned that he was diabetic. After that, he no longer ate anything sweet.
    In that case, you have the word order right.
     

    itka

    Senior Member
    français
    "Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique et après, (ça) il n'a plus (jamais) mangé de bonbons".
    "Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique et depuis, il ne mange plus (jamais) de bonbons".
    "Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique et depuis, il ne mange plus rien de sucré".
     

    itka

    Senior Member
    français
    "Gabriel a appris qu'il était diabétique et depuis, il ne mange plus aucun bonbon".
    This sentence is very unnatural but as it is an exercise...I assume you cannot choose !But "jamais plus aucun" seems...a bit too much !
     
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