Singular article with plural adjective + noun?

RachelA1Kwiziq community member

Singular article with plural adjective + noun?

Hello,

I've run into a few sentences that use a singluar "de" before a plural adjective + noun. Like, "Elle a de grands meubles." Why is it de in this case and not "des"?

Asked 1 year agoArticles, plural, singular
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Rachel,

yes, that's not a typo. There is a rule which says that in the case there is an adjective before the noun, you drop the article (des=de+les), hence "de". 

"De grands choses", but "des choses merveilleuses". 

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There is a specific lesson for this topic, too. 

-- Chris. 

Singular article with plural adjective + noun?

Hello,

I've run into a few sentences that use a singluar "de" before a plural adjective + noun. Like, "Elle a de grands meubles." Why is it de in this case and not "des"?

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