My shopping list

AndreaB2Kwiziq community member

My shopping list

J'ai besoin des fruits et des légumes.  Why was 'des' corrected to de?  

Also, why cannot 'le temps' be used to say "now it's time to..." ?  The correct answer was l'heure. 


Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrea, 

Take a look at the answer to a similar question posed by Andrew -

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/when-do-you-use-articles-with-avoir-besoin-de

 

Hope it helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This question gets asked many times: verbal phrases such as avoir besoin de or avoir envie de are not followed by the partitative article. In 99%, it will just be de+noun with no article. If there should be an article, it always signifies the specific and not the general meaning of the noun.

J'ai avoir besoin de chaussures. -- I need shoes.
J'ai avoir besoin des chaussures. -- I need the shoes. (NOT: I need some shoes)

My shopping list

J'ai besoin des fruits et des légumes.  Why was 'des' corrected to de?  

Also, why cannot 'le temps' be used to say "now it's time to..." ?  The correct answer was l'heure. 


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