D'immenses vagues venaient vers moi. - why not "Les immenses vagues"?

Dino

Kwiziq community member

8 May 2016

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D'immenses vagues venaient vers moi. - why not "Les immenses vagues"?

Why is an indefinite article used here, and definite in the verse "Comme la vague irrésolu"?

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

9 May 2016

9/05/16

Bonjour Dino,

D'immenses vagues = (Some) giant waves

Les immenses vagues = The giant waves

They're both correct, it just depends on whether the giant waves are specific - for example, if they've already been mentioned.

As for "la vague irrésolue," that just sounds more poetic than "une vague irrésolue."

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