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Partitive article

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

17 March 2016

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Partitive article

In this lesson I'd like to see something about why no article is needed on the thing that is missing. E.g why is "Je manque du argent pour payers mes factures" wrong?

This relates to:
Manquer (de) + thing = To miss / lack something -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 March 2016

17/03/16

Bonjour Joakim,

We've now added more precision to this lesson as to why you only use de or d' : indeed, "To express lacking <something>, you will use manquer de or d' + thing.
You won't use the partitive articles (du, de l', de la, des) here, just as you wouldn't say "I lack the sugar" but simply "I lack sugar")."


Here is a link to the updated lesson with added examples:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/manquer-de-thing-to-miss-lack-something


Voilà !

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

17 March 2016

17/03/16

Merci !

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