partitive article doesn't change with etre verb ??

HasanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

partitive article doesn't change with etre verb ??

partitive article doesn't change with etre verb 

Vous etes des menteurs 

Vous n'etes pas des menteurs 

Are these sentences correct or not? 







Asked 1 month ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Hasan,

Vous êtes des menteurs -> Vous n'êtes pas des menteurs

Vous resterez des menteurs -> Vous ne resterez pas des menteurs

The following link explains that the rule doesn't apply to être and other Verbes d'état

the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The rule for using the partitive article is independent of what the verb is and doesn't change with être.

Vous n'êtes pas de menteurs. -- You are not liars.

partitive article doesn't change with etre verb ??

partitive article doesn't change with etre verb 

Vous etes des menteurs 

Vous n'etes pas des menteurs 

Are these sentences correct or not? 







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