Désolé mais je ne vois pas la différence exacte entre l'usage d’autres et des autres.

Ron

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8 June 2017

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Désolé mais je ne vois pas la différence exacte entre l'usage d’autres et des autres.

Pourriez-vous donner plus des précisions, s'il vous plaît?

This question relates to:
French lesson "D'autres vs des autres = Others (indefinite adjectives)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2017

13/06/17

Imagine you are a group of people discussing apples. You could say, e.g.: "Certains aiment les pommes, des autres les détestent." -- Some like apples, the others (of us) hate them. Here it is a statement about a definite set of people. On the other hand, if you were talking about life and humans in general, you would say: "Certains aiment les pommes, d'autres les détestent." -- Some like apples, others hate them. In this case it is a general statement about an indefinite group. I hope that helps, -- Chris. P.S.: I am not a native French speaker, so beware.

Ron

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2017

13/06/17

Merci.

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