Négation pluriel

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Négation pluriel

"We don't eat baby rabbits" -> "Nous ne mangeons pas de lapereau" selon un quiz. Je sais que 'des' devient 'de' dans les phrases négatives, mais pourquoi pas 'lapereaux'?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Joakim ! In French, you could use either, with a slight nuance of meaning: "On ne mange pas de lapereau." would mean "We don't eat baby rabbit" in general, as a type of meat here. If you consider the baby rabbits as countable elements, then you could also use the plural: "On ne mange pas de lapereaux." I hope that's helpful!
AurélieKwiziq team member
"un"and "une" also become "de" in negative sentences, see: Un, une become de or d' in negative sentences (indefinite articles)

Négation pluriel

"We don't eat baby rabbits" -> "Nous ne mangeons pas de lapereau" selon un quiz. Je sais que 'des' devient 'de' dans les phrases négatives, mais pourquoi pas 'lapereaux'?

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