"de" or "des"

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abt

Kwiziq community member

19 July 2018

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"de" or "des"

"Bonjour

Can you please clarify for me why the answer on 1 of the questions - see below - contains "de" before the adjective and noun?

"Ta soeur et ses amis ont de jolies poupées."

I would have expected "des" because "poupées" is plural.

This relates to:
Using nous, vous, ils/elles when conjugating verbs for multiple people -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

19 July 2018

19/07/18

Hi abt,


it is a little rule of grammar that when the adjective precedes the noun 'des' will become 'de',


e.g.


J'ai de belles chaussures de randonnée = I have great walking boots


Il a besoin de nouvelles lunettes He needs new glasses


Ils ont de très bonnes notes à l'école = They have very good marks at school


Je vous souhaite de bonnes vacances! = I wish you a good holiday!


Hope this helps!

abt

Kwiziq community member

19 July 2018

19/07/18

Merci Cécile!



I was not (yet) aware of this rule :)

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