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Problem with verb rester

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Problem with verb rester

It is not verb “être”. Then why are you using un and not de in the example “il rester un ami loyal” and “il ne reste pas un ami loyal”

Why not “il ne reste pas d’ami loyal

Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The note in the lesson says:

"This rule does NOT apply to sentences using the verb être and other Verbes d'état, with which the indefinite article doesn't change."

Note that the rule clearly specifies verbes d'état, of which rester is one. So the exception also applies to rester.

Problem with verb rester

It is not verb “être”. Then why are you using un and not de in the example “il rester un ami loyal” and “il ne reste pas un ami loyal”

Why not “il ne reste pas d’ami loyal

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