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I don't understand why it isn't d'endroits magnifiques then?

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Lisa

Kwiziq community member

6 July 2017

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I don't understand why it isn't d'endroits magnifiques then?

This relates to:
Using ''de / d' '' instead of 'des' in front of adjectives preceding nouns (partitive article) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

6 July 2017

6/07/17

Bonjour Lisa,

The rule is that des becomes de in front of an adjective + noun. Endroits magnifiques is a noun + adjective, so des remains des.

Maloyendra

Kwiziq community member

27 May 2018

27/05/18

Isn't this an optional rule, in that "de" is considered more elegant but "des" isn't grammatically incorrect either?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 May 2018

29/05/18

Bonjour Maloyendra !


Actually, it's one of these cases where although many French people make that mistake, it is indeed grammatically incorrect to use "des" in this context:


J'ai vu des de magnifiques endroits.

Bonne journée ! 

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