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DES for plurals

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DES for plurals

« Combien d’enfants avez-vous? »

Can’t figure out why this is right. Enfants is plural.


Wouldn’t you say « J’ai des enfants. »

Asked 6 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour M,

Combien d'enfants avez-vous ? J'ai 4 enfants.

How many children do you have? I have four children.

-> combien de + [noun] = how many + [noun]

Avez-vous des enfants ? Oui, j'ai des enfants / Oui, j'ai 4 enfants.

Do you have any children? Yes, I have children / Yes, I have 4 children.

-> des = partitive article

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

MA2Kwiziq community member

Ahh got it. Combien de is one of those phrases that enforce a specific arrangement. Thanks

DES for plurals

« Combien d’enfants avez-vous? »

Can’t figure out why this is right. Enfants is plural.


Wouldn’t you say « J’ai des enfants. »

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