Plus with le vs du

NatashaA2Kwiziq community member

Plus with le vs du

I've seen both of these as phrases on Kwiziq:

Plus je regarde la télévision...

Plus je mange du chocolat... (The more I eat chocolate...)

When do we use the article (la, le) vs de la and du. Specifically, why isn't "Plus je mange le chocolat" correct here?

Asked 3 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Natasha,

I think the answer to this question revolves around the category of noun type.

Is the noun in question a "count" or "noncount" noun?

Look here    https://grammar.reverso.net/count-and-mass-nouns/

Chocolate is countable / tangible and you are not wanting to eat all of the chocolate in the world! 

You are wanting to eat "some" chocolate    therefore we have to write  du -- partitive article.

Hope this helps

Jim

Plus with le vs du

I've seen both of these as phrases on Kwiziq:

Plus je regarde la télévision...

Plus je mange du chocolat... (The more I eat chocolate...)

When do we use the article (la, le) vs de la and du. Specifically, why isn't "Plus je mange le chocolat" correct here?

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