De vs des

CatrionaC1Kwiziq community member

De vs des

Encore pourquoi des nombreux restaurants au lieu de ‘de nombreux restaurants’?
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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

« Nous profiterons des nombreux restaurants » from « Nous 'profiterons de' les nombreux restaurants » The verb form is 'profiter de' - we will benefit from/take advantage of THE (numerous/many) restaurants. 

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/nombreux

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/nombreux/54431

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Catriona,

I don't have access to the actual text.

If the restaurants are specific, that is referred to by "le" or "les" then the definite article will be used, and the complex "des" -->" de les" will be maintained before the adjective (nombreux). The des only becomes de before an adjective in the indefinite article case (un, une) non-specific.

Hope this helps.

Jim

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