De in negation

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De in negation

Why is it "je ne lis pas les journaux" and not "je ne lis pas de journaux"?

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Using le, la, l', les before nouns when generalising (definite articles)

The statement is general, and the rule of using «de» for partitive articles does not apply. Linked lesson.

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Or 'des journaux'

De in negation

Why is it "je ne lis pas les journaux" and not "je ne lis pas de journaux"?

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