Singular article with plural adjective + noun?

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Rachel

Kwiziq community member

17 February 2018

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Singular article with plural adjective + noun?

Hello,

I've run into a few sentences that use a singluar "de" before a plural adjective + noun. Like, "Elle a de grands meubles." Why is it de in this case and not "des"?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 February 2018

18/02/18

Hi Rachel,

yes, that's not a typo. There is a rule which says that in the case there is an adjective before the noun, you drop the article (des=de+les), hence "de". 

"De grands choses", but "des choses merveilleuses". 

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 February 2018

18/02/18

There is a specific lesson for this topic, too. 

-- Chris. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

27 August 2018

27/08/18

Hi Rachel,

This is lesson mentioned above - 

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/use-de-d-instead-of-des-in-front-of-adjectives-preceding-nouns-partitive-article

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