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Kwiziq community member
10 May 2018
D'animaux vs DES animaux
Why is it "Elle n'aime pas d'animaux" rather than "Elle n'aime pas DES animaux"? I didn't think that it mattered if the noun started with a vowel when it was plural; it would alway become "des" and the 's' would be pronounced in front of the vowel sound.
This question relates to:French lesson "Du, de la, de l', des all become de or d' in negative sentences (partitive articles)"
Kwiziq language super star
11 May 2018
Bonjour Maddie !
In this case - negative sentences - the des becomes de.
J'ai des pommes. -> Je n'ai pas de pommes.
And de will become d' in front of a vowel or mute "h", for pronunciation reasons.
J'ai des animaux. -> Je n'ai pas d'animaux.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
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