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6 December 2018
We are told that partitive articles become de or d' in negative tenses. Yet in Aurélie's Chrismas quiz 'il ne veut que de la bûche' is given as a correct answer.
This question relates to:French lesson "Du, de la, de l', des all become de or d' in negative sentences (partitive articles)"
7 December 2018
Although 'ne..que' resembles a negative construction, it does not connote actual negation but rather restriction and does not follow the rules for the substitution of the partitive article in negative constructions. So, 'il ne veut que de la bûche' is perfectly correct.
Hope this helps.
Hi Tom et Chris
Merci pour ces réponses. Maintenant je comprends.
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