de/des before adjective

Joakim

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26 August 2017

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de/des before adjective

From the week 71 A1 writing challenge: "She likes eating salad and also small tomato pieces" -> "Elle aime bien manger de la salade et aussi DES petits morceaux de tomate". I had expected "..et aussi DE petits morceaux.." Isn't there a rule that 'des' loses its s when there is an adjective before the noun?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

26/08/17

Bonjour Joakim, Voici la leçon en ce qui concerne «de vs. des» en avance d'adjectifs. https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/4680 Bonne chance.

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

28 August 2017

28/08/17

I don't think des is de+les here, so it should be 'de', right?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

28 August 2017

28/08/17

Since «salade» takes de la, partitive, then I sense the same grammar structure would apply to «petits morceaux de tomate». Here is the lesson that discusses articles partitives. https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/21 Let me know your thoughts after reviewing the lesson. à bientôt

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