De and des

JoanA0Kwiziq community member

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?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
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 !

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?

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