Tony

TonyB2Kwiziq community member

Tony

I am looking for when you would use de plus en plus and when to use de plus en plus de. I can't seem to find an answer, if anyone knows that would be great.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tony

De plus en plus de will be followed by a noun. 

Il y a de plus en plus de monde dans cette ville. (There are more and more people in this town.)

De plus en plus de gens viennent en vacances ici. (More and more people come on holiday here.)

Hope this helps!

 

TonyB2Kwiziq community member

Merci Cécile

Tony

MichaelB1Kwiziq community member

Cécile, 

In the lesson, it says that "de plus en plus" cannot be placed at the beginning of a sentence, but in your response to Tony above you placed it there. I assume this was correct of you- is it just more colloquial, or...?

MJ A2Kwiziq community member

It looks like the difference is whether de plus en plus is followed by a noun or an adjective. There’s a separate lesson on de plus en plus in comparison of nouns.  

CécileKwiziq team member

I think the difference is that in the first example, 'de plus de monde' is the object and in the second , it is the subject and you wouldn't start a sentence with the object ...

Tony

I am looking for when you would use de plus en plus and when to use de plus en plus de. I can't seem to find an answer, if anyone knows that would be great.

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