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Rien de and quelque chose

David C.B2Kwiziq community member

Rien de and quelque chose

The question used rien d' but the lesson is about quelque chose de. Does the same rule apply to no thing as to some thing?
Asked 6 years ago
Ron T.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Note that when it comes to express something + [adjective] in French, you need to add the preposition de after quelque chose.
Although une chose (a thing) is a feminine word, the expression quelque chose is considered masculine, therefore the adjective will always be masculine and singular.
something [adjective] = quelque chose + de + [adjectif masculin singulier] *********de is used after quelque chose, RIEN, quelqu'un, personne + [adjectif] *****

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance dans vos études en français.
David C.B2Kwiziq community member
Thanks Ron, I see the rien now at the bottom of the lesson. Must have missed it before. I clicked to vote but missed and voted a negative :-( je suis desolée. couldn't seem to change it or cancel it by adding 2 positive votes. getting too late I guess Thanks again David
Ron T.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour David, Cela n'est pas une problème. Merci à vous. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière.

Rien de and quelque chose

The question used rien d' but the lesson is about quelque chose de. Does the same rule apply to no thing as to some thing?

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