Il manque de pâtisseries

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Il manque de pâtisseries

Is it 'de' rather than 'des' because 'des' becomes 'de' in a negative sentence ?

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, it's not because of the negation because there is no negation in that sentence. It is because he lacks any kind of pastries, not specific ones.

Il manque de pâtisseries

Is it 'de' rather than 'des' because 'des' becomes 'de' in a negative sentence ?

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