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だれがいますか。A: だれがいません。B: だれもいません。
Am I right in thinking 'も' is the correct particle to use?
 
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Yes.

だれがいますか → Who is there?
だれかいますか → Is someone there?
だれもいません → There's nobody here.
(name)がいます → (name) is here.
 

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In addition;
"An interrogative + (で)も" means "any/every", and it expresses complete denial in negative sentences.
e.g.
何でもできます。
I can do anything.
何もできません。
I can't do anything./I can do nothing.

が or は can be used also in negative sentences.
e.g.
田中さんがいません。
Tanaka is not here.
田中さんもいません。
Tanaka is not here, either.
 
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In addition;
"An interrogative + (で)も" means "any/every", and it expresses complete denial in negative sentences.
e.g.
何でもできます。
I can do anything.
何もできません。
I can't do anything./I can do nothing.

が or は can be used also in negative sentences.
e.g.
田中さんがいません。
Tanaka is not here.
田中さんもいません。
Tanaka is not here, either.
Thanks kindly, Toritoribe....

It took me forever to use my Japanese keyboard. :shock:
 
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