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Soit de l’argent, soit un cadeau

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Soit de l’argent, soit un cadeau

Why is it de l’argent which I thought meant some money. The lesson wrote: either money or a gift. So why was soit d’argent wrong? Thanks. 

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Liz,

I think it is the old problem between using the definite article and the partitive.

De l'argent some money, or a certain amount of money

l'argent the money you are talking about 

or all money in general as in ----> l'argent est sale, il faut faire attention 

If the example was chocolate or money it would be -

soit du chocolat, soit de l'argent 

both partitive 

de l' + argent because of the vowel.

I hope I have understood your query...

 

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks! I think I finally understand. Merci beaucoup !

Soit de l’argent, soit un cadeau

Why is it de l’argent which I thought meant some money. The lesson wrote: either money or a gift. So why was soit d’argent wrong? Thanks. 

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