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A. H.B1Kwiziq community member

La négation

Dan la négation, par exemple: je n’aime pas d’escargots. De is under 0 number, why escargots is using plural? Affirmative answer: j’aime des escargots have quantities therefore is understandable to use pluriel.

Asked 1 year ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Ashal, 

As noted in wordreference ‘escargots’ is (almost) always in plural (surtout pluriel). Although you can certainly refer to eating one escargot, or having come across an escargot you didn’t like, that would be an uncommon situation. Much the same as in English for ‘snails’. 

By the way, ‘j’aime les escargots’ in the positive and je n’aime pas les escargots’ in the negative, are the correct general expressions for liking or not liking escargots. 

See the link ‘note’ regarding definite articles with aimer.

 Du/de la/de l'/des all become de/d' in negative sentences (French Partitive Articles)

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Which lesson are you referring to ? Rightly or wrongly, without the link, this looks like a homework question.

 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/community-guidelines

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/escargot

A. H.B1Kwiziq community member

Yes without link . Just wondering why is with pluriel.

A. H.B1Kwiziq community member

Bonjour Maarten, merci beaucoup pour l’explication. Maintenant, Je comprends!

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La négation

Dan la négation, par exemple: je n’aime pas d’escargots. De is under 0 number, why escargots is using plural? Affirmative answer: j’aime des escargots have quantities therefore is understandable to use pluriel.

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