Partitive article

Partitive article

In this lesson I'd like to see something about why no article is needed on the thing that is missing. E.g why is "Je manque du argent pour payers mes factures" wrong?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Joakim,

We've now added more precision to this lesson as to why you only use de or d' : indeed, "To express lacking <something>, you will use manquer de or d' + thing.
You won't use the partitive articles (du, de l', de la, des) here, just as you wouldn't say "I lack the sugar" but simply "I lack sugar")."

Here is a link to the updated lesson with added examples:

Voilà !

Merci !

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