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What is the purpose of "de" here?

RussB2Kwiziq community member

What is the purpose of "de" here?

For the sentence "pour faire de nouveaux objets en verre". If I were writing this, in order to give the same meaning, I would say "pour faire des nouveaux objets en verre". I could not really grasp the meaning it adds. Can you explain please?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Russ, 

This is because of a little grammatical rule which is the purpose of the following lesson -

"Des" becomes " de/d' " in front of adjectives preceding nouns (French Partitive Articles)

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Just a little added remark:

Without the nouveaux, this would be a standard partitive article.

pour faire des objets en verre -- to make (some) objects of glass

What is the purpose of "de" here?

For the sentence "pour faire de nouveaux objets en verre". If I were writing this, in order to give the same meaning, I would say "pour faire des nouveaux objets en verre". I could not really grasp the meaning it adds. Can you explain please?

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