trois litres d'eau or trois litres de l'eau? which is correct and why, I am so confused on this

VikkiB2Kwiziq community member

trois litres d'eau or trois litres de l'eau? which is correct and why, I am so confused on this

Asked 4 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It should be trois litres d'eau.

The rule is -- in a nutshell -- that whenever you specify a quantity of something, you drop the article and only have "de". Note, though, that "nothing" is also considered a specific quantity.

J'ai du lait dans le frigo. -- I have some milk in the fridge. Je n'ai plus de lait dans le frigo. -- I have no mor milk in the fridge.

VikkiB2Kwiziq community member

That makes sense to me. Thank you so much.

trois litres d'eau or trois litres de l'eau? which is correct and why, I am so confused on this

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