des autres randonneurs

SinisaA2Kwiziq community member

des autres randonneurs

why it is not 'DES AUTRES RANDONNEURS'?

thanks

Asked 2 days ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sinisa, 

The text says -

J'ai croisé d'autres randonneurs = I came across (some) other hikers

d'autres = other 

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson as it is tricky to use and it will show you when 'des autres' is used but not in this case -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-express-others-dautres-versus-des-autres-indefinite-adjectives

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Distinction depends on context - is it non-specifically about (some) 'others' «d'autres», or specifically about 'the others', an identifiable group of others - «des autres» ?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't know the context, but here is an example:

J'ai vu d'autres randonneurs. -- I saw other hikers.
J'ai vu les autres randonneurs. -- I saw the other hikers.

des autres randonneurs

why it is not 'DES AUTRES RANDONNEURS'?

thanks

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