De and des

Joan

Kwiziq community member

8 November 2016

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De and des

Why is it "Elles sont de meilleurs amies." and not "des", when the number of amies is plural? Isn't "de" for singular words, and "des" for plural?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate être (je suis, tu es, vous êtes) in Le Présent (present tense)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 November 2016

8/11/16

Bonjour J ! This is a specific case when "des" become "de" when followed by an adjective. Please have a look at our related lesson: Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article)">Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article)">Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article)">Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article)

I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

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