Which is correct "du" or "de" in the sentence "Je ne fais pas ____ cheval.

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Linda

Kwiziq community member

14 July 2018

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Which is correct "du" or "de" in the sentence "Je ne fais pas ____ cheval.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Un, une become de or d' in negative sentences (indefinite articles)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

15 July 2018

15/07/18

Hi Linda, 

it is - "Je ne fais pas du cheval" for 'I don't ride horses' i.e. 'I can't ride'.

You might say "Je ne fais pas de cheval aujourd'hui" for I won't ride today.

So a bit trickier than first thought...

Gwen

Kwiziq community member

3 November 2018

3/11/18

I don't understand, aren't we suppose to use de in "Je ne fais pas de cheval" since it's negative? It is because faire is irregular?

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