"de" or "des"

AbtB1

"de" or "des"

"Bonjour

Can you please clarify for me why the answer on 1 of the questions - see below - contains "de" before the adjective and noun?

"Ta soeur et ses amis ont de jolies poupées."

I would have expected "des" because "poupées" is plural.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi abt,

it is a little rule of grammar that when the adjective precedes the noun 'des' will become 'de',

e.g.

J'ai de belles chaussures de randonnée = I have great walking boots

Il a besoin de nouvelles lunettes He needs new glasses

Ils ont de très bonnes notes à l'école = They have very good marks at school

Je vous souhaite de bonnes vacances! = I wish you a good holiday!

Hope this helps!

AbtB1

Merci Cécile!

I was not (yet) aware of this rule :)

Abt asked:View original

"de" or "des"

"Bonjour

Can you please clarify for me why the answer on 1 of the questions - see below - contains "de" before the adjective and noun?

"Ta soeur et ses amis ont de jolies poupées."

I would have expected "des" because "poupées" is plural.

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