des vs. de after negation

FrankC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

des vs. de after negation

"...nous ne sommes pas des surfeurs expérimentés."  Why not 'de' instead of 'des' ?  

Asked 11 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Frank, It is because the verb is ‘être’ - “ sommes .. des “

See the exception notes in this lesson 

After verbs of state :

 Du/de la/de l'/des all become de/d' in negative sentences (French Partitive Articles)

des vs. de after negation

"...nous ne sommes pas des surfeurs expérimentés."  Why not 'de' instead of 'des' ?  

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