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Bonjour Madame Cécile !

A sentence came up while I was reviewing the lesson-

Il a déjà acheté un nouvel appartement.             

To form the negative, I think it should be-

Il n’a pas encore acheté de nouvel appartement. 

I had read the rule in the following lesson that “un” changes to “de” in negative sentences-

Un/une become de/d' in negative sentences in French (French Indefinite Articles)

But, will “un” change to “de” in this negation ? Because, there is an adjective after “un” ?

Is this an exceptional case where the above mentioned rule does not apply as it happens for “Verbs of State” ?

Merci en avance ! Je vous souhaite une bonne journée! 

À bientôt !

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Ne... pas encore + article

Bonjour Madame Cécile !

A sentence came up while I was reviewing the lesson-

Il a déjà acheté un nouvel appartement.             

To form the negative, I think it should be-

Il n’a pas encore acheté de nouvel appartement. 

I had read the rule in the following lesson that “un” changes to “de” in negative sentences-

Un/une become de/d' in negative sentences in French (French Indefinite Articles)

But, will “un” change to “de” in this negation ? Because, there is an adjective after “un” ?

Is this an exceptional case where the above mentioned rule does not apply as it happens for “Verbs of State” ?

Merci en avance ! Je vous souhaite une bonne journée! 

À bientôt !

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