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20 February 2018
Ils n'ont pas de l'habitude / pas "d'habitude" or pas "l'habitude"?
This question relates to:French lesson "Du, de la, de l', des all become de or d' in negative sentences (partitive articles)"
21 February 2018
"Ils n'ont pas l'habitude de parler français" -- They are not in the habit of speaking French.
You don't use "de" in this case because that would signifiy that what comes after is part of a bigger thing (e.g. "un morceau du gâteau" -- a piece of the cake). Since there isn't something like a "bigger piece of habit" you don't use the preposition "de".
Hope that helps, -- Chris (not a native speaker).
Yes, definitely. According to this pattern:
"Tu as du lait?" - "Non, je n'ai plus de lait." -- "Do you have some milk?" - No, I have no more milk."
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27 August 2018
As the expression is - 'avoir l'habitude de faire quelque chose', the le is maintained after the pas or it would not make any sense...
but I can understand your confusion...
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