I was taught that adjectives that precede the noun are used with a 'de' and not 'des'. Why is there a difference in the usage of 'des bons moments' and 'de bons souvenirs'?
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
It all depends on the verb used and whether the 'de' is a preposition + les or a partitive 'des'.
1. remembering the good moments
... en se souvenant des bons moments
... en se rappelant des/les bons moments
as both verbs se souvenir de /se rappeler de quelque chose are followed by the preposition de
and it doesn't change before the preceding adjective.
2. reminiscing about nice shared memories
The verb 'se remémorer quelque chose ' is used which doesn't have a preposition afterward so
as it is a partitive 'some' .
Of course you could also say
Here is a reminder of the Kwiziq lesson -
Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article)
Hope this helps!
"des bons moments" suggests to me that by retaining "des" before the adjective, the plural definite article is being employed with preposition "de" plus "les" --> "des". In this situation, the "des" does not contract to "de" before the adjective.
With "de bons souvenirs" this suggests that the plural indefinite article is being used and in this case, this plural article does contract to "de" before the adjective.
Hope this helps.
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