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I like either money or a present

ThyB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I like either money or a present

Hi,

I encountered a similar question in the test. In the test, it was:

I would like either money or a present and the answer is J'aimerais soit de l'argent soit un cadeau

I see "de l'argent" is used instead of "l'argent". Is it because this is rather an order than a preference?

But then I wonder, how should I express a preference like:

I like either money or a present

Should I say "J'aime soit l'argent soit un cadeau"?

Asked 6 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Salut Thy,

I see the problem as being the classification of the nouns.

Both argent and cadeau are nouns but not in the same category.

Argent is uncountable whereas Cadeau in this context I expect would be tangible (gift).

So the request was not "for all the money in the world" but just some of it  --  partitive.

The gift on the other hand would probably be more of a tangible nature -- definite.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/how-to-understand-its-a-definite-or-indefinite-articles-in-french

I would like either money or a present and the answer is J'aimerais soit de l'argent soit un cadeau

 

Bonne journée

Jim

I like either money or a present

Hi,

I encountered a similar question in the test. In the test, it was:

I would like either money or a present and the answer is J'aimerais soit de l'argent soit un cadeau

I see "de l'argent" is used instead of "l'argent". Is it because this is rather an order than a preference?

But then I wonder, how should I express a preference like:

I like either money or a present

Should I say "J'aime soit l'argent soit un cadeau"?

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