j'ai de chance

EveA2Kwiziq community member

j'ai de chance

Hey! Why in the examples is it  "j'ai de chance" and not "J'ai de la chance"?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Eve,

Only the negative examples use 'de chance' as in-

Je n'ai pas de chance

Elle n'a pas de chance

but 

J'ai de la chance

Elle a de la chance

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for further information -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

Hope this helps!

CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your suggestion, the lesson has now been adapted to avoid any confusion.

Bonne Continuation!

KatherineA1Kwiziq community member

I agree. Both should have been correct.

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Maybe that needs putting in the lesson.. having j'ai de la chance and nous n'avons pas de chance without explanation is a bit confusing.

j'ai de chance

Hey! Why in the examples is it  "j'ai de chance" and not "J'ai de la chance"?

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