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"De" article only in "nombreux"?

ElijahC1Kwiziq community member

"De" article only in "nombreux"?

So I got a little confused: Why is there no "de" before "quelques", "plusieurs" etc? Why doesn't the rule of "de" before adjectives that precede nouns apply here?

Asked 3 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Elijah,

Copying from the lesson:-

"If we had to establish an order of quantity, it would go like this: 

a couple / some /a few

several   

many / numerous

quelques 

plusieurs 

de nombreux (m)  
de nombreuses (f)  "


As I understand it for quelques / plusieurs they already take the sense of "some / a few / several" whereas "de nombreux" takes the sense of "numerous"

Hope this helps.

Jim

 

 

 

NedC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Quelque(s), etc. are indefinites. Nombreux is just an ordinary adjective.

"De" article only in "nombreux"?

So I got a little confused: Why is there no "de" before "quelques", "plusieurs" etc? Why doesn't the rule of "de" before adjectives that precede nouns apply here?

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