dropping the "s" from des if it precedes an adjective

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dropping the "s" from des if it precedes an adjective

"l'hombre de grands arbres"  was my answer and it was wrong because I had omitted the "s" from des.  Can anyone explain why in this case one should keept the "s" on des?

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

L'ombre des grands arbres (of the big trees - de les), not l'ombre de grands arbres (of {some} big trees) - des, becomes de). The change from 'des' to 'de' only applies to the partitive article not when 'des' is the contraction of 'de les'

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dropping the "s" from des if it precedes an adjective

"l'hombre de grands arbres"  was my answer and it was wrong because I had omitted the "s" from des.  Can anyone explain why in this case one should keept the "s" on des?

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