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Des becomes de/d' before adjectives preceding the nouns

SayliA1Kwiziq community member

Des becomes de/d' before adjectives preceding the nouns

Hello, in the first example mentioned

"I saw magnificent places"

The answer in french is "J'ai vu des endroits magnifiques."

Why is it "des" here instead of d'endroits ??

Asked 6 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Sayli,

The noun "endroit" is used here in the plural -- endroits, but the adjective magnifique is after the noun.

So what we have here is the indefinite article des being used in front of the plural noun therefore des endroits magnifiques.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/de-vs-du-de-la-des/

Have a look at the above link  --  I think it will help you to understand more fully.

Hope this helps.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

Des becomes de/d' before adjectives preceding the nouns

Hello, in the first example mentioned

"I saw magnificent places"

The answer in french is "J'ai vu des endroits magnifiques."

Why is it "des" here instead of d'endroits ??

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