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TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

de la Gaule / de Gaule

Why is it 'conquérir le reste de la Gaule' but then just 'les peuples de Gaule'. I think I've seen the same thing with France in sentences - sometimes 'la France', sometimes just 'France'.

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Tom,

‘le reste de + definite article + noun’ indicates a quantity. So you have to use the partitive article here.

Il a conquit le reste du pays = he conquered the rest of the country

Il a conquit le reste de la France he conquered the rest of France

(France is made a countable item here with ‘le reste de’)

 

Le peuple de + country’ doesn’t include an article because it doesn't indicate a quantity and the country is considered as an entity that you cannot count. And it also reflects more on the origin, aka from… / coming from...

Le peuple de France = the French people

L’Histoire de France = French history

 

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

de la Gaule / de Gaule

Why is it 'conquérir le reste de la Gaule' but then just 'les peuples de Gaule'. I think I've seen the same thing with France in sentences - sometimes 'la France', sometimes just 'France'.

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