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Kwiziq community member
8 October 2018
de preceding the possessive adjective
Même si ce n'était pas de sa faute.Hi, Can you please explain, is "de" necessary before "sa" in this sentence? Thanks, Paul.
This relates to:Du, de la, de l', des all become de or d' in negative sentences (partitive articles) -
Kwiziq language super star
9 October 2018
In fact you can say both "C'est ma faute" or "C'est de ma faute".
The first one is considered more correct but you will hear both in French .
It is an idiomatic 'de' so hard to justify...
C'est ma faute, c'est ma faute, c'est ma très grande faute = Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa
Hope this helps!
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