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Pâte à modeler

Brian E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Pâte à modeler

Why is it “de la pâté à modeler” and not “des pâté à modeler”?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian,

'Pâte à modeler' is Plasticine (putty-like modelling material ) so not countable unless you have boxes of it and then it would still be -

des boîtes de pâte à modeler.

Bonne Continuation!

Brian E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
[the acute accents on “pate” were accidental]
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

«Pâte» is not countable, therefore des is not appropriate for 'some'.  Du/de la/de l'/des = Some/any (French Partitive Articles)%252Fsearch%253Fs%253Dpartitive%252Barticle

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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Pâte à modeler

Why is it “de la pâté à modeler” and not “des pâté à modeler”?

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