Elle ne joue pas de flûte non plus

Elle ne joue pas de flûte non plus

I thought instruments were ‘joue de la’ (in this case flûte) - is there a reason the ‘la’ has fallen off in this example?
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

The article is gone due to the negation.

This is true for pretty much everything, not just musical instruments.

"J'ai du lait." -- I've got milk.

"Je n'ai plus de lait." -- I don't have any milk left.

-- Chris.

AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Stuart !

To complete Chris' answer, here's our related lesson on the subject:

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

Bonne journée !

Elle ne joue pas de flûte non plus

I thought instruments were ‘joue de la’ (in this case flûte) - is there a reason the ‘la’ has fallen off in this example?

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