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Where are the articles?

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Where are the articles?

"... notre équipe allie savoir-faire professionnel et pédagogie bienveillante."  Why no definite articles for savoir-faire and pédagogie ?   Is this simply the result of the informality of an advertisement?  Thanks.

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Frank,

When you are listing something, in French, you can omit the definite article - for stylistic effect - which is the case here. If you were to use a definite article, it would sound as if there was a possibility of having a lot of other types "pédagogie" / "savoir-faire". However, you could use "un / une" here. 

Vieillards, hommes, femmes, enfants se lançaient dans l'eau glacée = Old men, women, children were throwing themselves in the icy water

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

 

Where are the articles?

"... notre équipe allie savoir-faire professionnel et pédagogie bienveillante."  Why no definite articles for savoir-faire and pédagogie ?   Is this simply the result of the informality of an advertisement?  Thanks.

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