"Il n'aime pas la critique." Why doesn't "la" become "de"here?

Rachel

Kwiziq community member

1 March 2018

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"Il n'aime pas la critique." Why doesn't "la" become "de"here?

Since after negations, definite articles become de. (With the exception of être as the verb).

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

1 March 2018

1/03/18

Hi Rachel - definite articles (le, la, l', les) and zero articles remain unchanged in negative sentences. Partitive articles and indefinite articles change to de or 'd.

I'll get the lessons on this updated to make that clear, I can see how that's easy to miss. 

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

1 March 2018

1/03/18

Bonjour Rachel !

Actually, definite articles don't become "de", only partitive articles (du, de la, de l', des) and indefinite articles (un, une, des) - except with être !

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

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