Des pommes ?

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

25 August 2016

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Des pommes ?

Hi there, another question from me about articles. In the example above, "J'aime seulement les pommes", does this not refer to "the apples" versus apples in general. I thought one would use "des pommes" in this case. Merci, Kathy

This relates to:
Restrictive ne … que = only (simple tenses) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

25 August 2016

25/08/16

Bonjour Kathy, Good question! That's the tricky thing about the French definite article - it is both specific (I like the apples you bought yesterday) and general (I like apples). Des pommes would refer to only some apples, like Granny Smiths but not Macintosh. Take a look at these lessons: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/1 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/11

Kathy

Kwiziq community member

25 August 2016

25/08/16

Merci beaucoup, Laura !

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