Why plural tomates but not des

MartinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why plural tomates but not des

Hello,


Please explain the following sentence: Je préfère une salade de tomates - why is the indefinite article not 'des' as we are stating tomates?


Thank you


Asked 6 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Une salade de tomates -- a tomato salad. ("a salad of tomatoes", not "a salad of the tomatoes")

There is no definite article, just the preposition de.

Why plural tomates but not des

Hello,


Please explain the following sentence: Je préfère une salade de tomates - why is the indefinite article not 'des' as we are stating tomates?


Thank you


Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Thinking...