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20 February 2016
Should the "s" be pronounced at the end of "plus" in this (positive) construction?
The example voice pronounces it before "les gens" but not elsewhere. Which is correct?
This question relates to:French lesson "Plus... plus..., moins... moins... = the more...the more..., the less...the less... (comparisons with phrases)"
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The general rule is that s at the end of the French word plus is pronounced when it's positive, and not when it's negative. So,
J'ai plus de temps = I have more time = s is pronounced.
Je n'ai plus de temps = I don't have any more time = s is silent.
Sorry about that. In certain expressions, including plus __ plus ___ and de plus en plus, pronouncing the s at the end of the plus is optional. (Unless of course there's a required liaison, as in de plus en plus.)
22 February 2016
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