Confused about when to use definite article

Confused about when to use definite article

Bonjour,

I've read the comments but I'm still confused.  On a test question, I was marked wrong for writing "Je n'aime ni les pommes ni les poires" when asked to translate "I eat neither apples or pears".  

This seems to me like a general statement and not referring to specific apples or pears, so why would the only accepted answer be "Je n'aime ni pommes ni poires"?

Merci.

Asked 8 months ago

Confused about when to use definite article

Bonjour,

I've read the comments but I'm still confused.  On a test question, I was marked wrong for writing "Je n'aime ni les pommes ni les poires" when asked to translate "I eat neither apples or pears".  

This seems to me like a general statement and not referring to specific apples or pears, so why would the only accepted answer be "Je n'aime ni pommes ni poires"?

Merci.

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