No “les” or “des”

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No “les” or “des”

In “En 1253, le chapelain Robert de Sorbon fonde un collège pour élèves nécessiteux” I was surprised that it was not “les élèves” or “des élèves”. Is there a particular reason why this is the case?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

les élèves nécessiteux -- the students in need (specific)
des élèves nécessiteux -- some students in need (partitive)

No “les” or “des”

In “En 1253, le chapelain Robert de Sorbon fonde un collège pour élèves nécessiteux” I was surprised that it was not “les élèves” or “des élèves”. Is there a particular reason why this is the case?

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