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31 August 2016
with plurals, de becomes des.....
Why isn't it "Nous ne faisons pas partie DES amis" as "ses amis" is plural? But then I guess that would apply to "de les amis", so what's going on here?
This question relates to:French lesson "Faire partie de = To be part of"
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Hi Steven, in negative expressions, we always use de or d' irrespective of plurality. See this lesson: du, de la, de l', & des all become de or d' in negative sentences
1 September 2016
Possessive adjectives don't contract, so you'd say nous faisons partie de ses amis, je fais partie de mes invités, etc.
Or if you're not using the adjective, then yes, you say des amis, des invités.
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