Clarification of the tip about 'de'

MargaretA2Kwiziq community member

Clarification of the tip about 'de'

This is in one of the green callout boxes in the lesson: "In this negative structure, you only use de or d' in front of a vowel or mute h." This really confused me when I first read it because it seems to say you shouldn't use either one if there's no vowel/mute h. I think a comma or parens would make it clearer: "In this negative structure, you only use de (or d' in front of a vowel or mute h)."

Asked 6 months ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Indeed, that's much clearer :)

The lesson has now been amended accordingly to your great suggestion!

Merci et bonne journée !

Clarification of the tip about 'de'

This is in one of the green callout boxes in the lesson: "In this negative structure, you only use de or d' in front of a vowel or mute h." This really confused me when I first read it because it seems to say you shouldn't use either one if there's no vowel/mute h. I think a comma or parens would make it clearer: "In this negative structure, you only use de (or d' in front of a vowel or mute h)."

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