Quelle couleur de vernis voulez-vous ? - Je voudrais du vernis à ongles rouge foncé

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Quelle couleur de vernis voulez-vous ? - Je voudrais du vernis à ongles rouge foncé

Why is "de vernis" used in this sentence and "du vernis" in the following sentence ? I thought it was a masculine noun, ie du vernis

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Couleur de vernis -- color of nail polish (in general, not of a particular nail polish)
Je voudrais du vernis... -- I would like some nail polish... (this is the partitive article)

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Merci Chris

Quelle couleur de vernis voulez-vous ? - Je voudrais du vernis à ongles rouge foncé

Why is "de vernis" used in this sentence and "du vernis" in the following sentence ? I thought it was a masculine noun, ie du vernis

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