I don't understand why it isn't d'endroits magnifiques then?

LisaB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I don't understand why it isn't d'endroits magnifiques then?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Maloyendra !

Actually, it's one of these cases where although many French people make that mistake, it is indeed grammatically incorrect to use "des" in this context:

J'ai vu des de magnifiques endroits.

Bonne journée ! 

LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Lisa, The rule is that des becomes de in front of an adjective + noun. Endroits magnifiques is a noun + adjective, so des remains des.
MaloyendraB1Kwiziq community member
Isn't this an optional rule, in that "de" is considered more elegant but "des" isn't grammatically incorrect either?

I don't understand why it isn't d'endroits magnifiques then?

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