Il faut une gomme pour effacer des erreurs - I get confused with "des" and "les" .

Dragana

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20 January 2018

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Il faut une gomme pour effacer des erreurs - I get confused with "des" and "les" .

This relates to:
Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

20 January 2018

20/01/18

Hi Dragana!

1) Il faut une gomme pour effacer des erreurs. -- One needs an eraser to erase mistakes.
2) Il faut une gomme pour effacer les erreurs. -- One needs an eraser to erase the mistakes.

You see, both are corrrect, but they mean different things. The first one is a general statement about erasers and mistakes. The second sentence speaks about some specific mistakes. "Des" is here the indefinite article and "les" the definite one.

-- Chris (not a native speaker.)

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