Miguel necesitaba unos medicamentos y compró ________ en la farmacia.

JosephC1Kwiziq community member

Miguel necesitaba unos medicamentos y compró ________ en la farmacia.

I answered "alguno," but apparently the answer is "algunos."  I don't understand why based on this quote from the lesson.  Thanks!

"Sometimes, when alguno and alguna are used in affirmative sentences, it has the nuance of "some random something/someone", "one or two" or "the odd one". The idea is non-specific in number and can refer to one or more items. It does agree in gender but not in number: even if it refers to a plural noun, the pronoun is in the singular form, not the plural form."

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Joseph

Your answer "alguno" would have also been correct if we didn't have the hint saying "Choose the correct plural form"

We added the hint with that purpose. But as you said, without any hint, the singular form could have been used too with that nuance "one or two".

Saludos

Inma

Miguel necesitaba unos medicamentos y compró ________ en la farmacia.

I answered "alguno," but apparently the answer is "algunos."  I don't understand why based on this quote from the lesson.  Thanks!

"Sometimes, when alguno and alguna are used in affirmative sentences, it has the nuance of "some random something/someone", "one or two" or "the odd one". The idea is non-specific in number and can refer to one or more items. It does agree in gender but not in number: even if it refers to a plural noun, the pronoun is in the singular form, not the plural form."

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