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"?
This is lesson mentioned above -
"Des" becomes " de/d' " in front of adjectives preceding nouns (French Partitive Articles)
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).
There is a specific lesson for this topic, too.
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