gaz à effet de serre

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

gaz à effet de serre

Why is there no l' in front of effet in "gaz à effet de serre" so it would read "gaz à l'effet de serre"? Same for "tasse à thé" - no definite article. Yet, you write "pain au chocolat" - definite article.

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SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I think I get it.  I just encountered "flowery dresses" as "robes à fleurs" which now makes more sense. Would the rule be that the definite article is only used for flavors?

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gaz à effet de serre

Why is there no l' in front of effet in "gaz à effet de serre" so it would read "gaz à l'effet de serre"? Same for "tasse à thé" - no definite article. Yet, you write "pain au chocolat" - definite article.

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