After ne...pas, is des ever used ?

RobertA2Kwiziq community member

After ne...pas, is des ever used ?

Asked 1 year ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, after être or other verbes d'état (there's a link to the full list in the lesson).

For example:

"Ce ne sont pas des choses aisées à dire" - "these are not easy things to say"

 

RobertA2Kwiziq community member
Except for être and other verbs of state, is des used after ne ... pas ?  
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It's also used in some figurative expressions:

"ça ne casse pas des briques"

"les chiens ne font pas des chats"


I'm not sure why "de" is not used in these examples.
PhilipA1Kwiziq community member

no

After ne...pas, is des ever used ?

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