What does one base on to add "du" "de la" "de l' "? ........
Not really sure whether this is the answer you are looking for but they all mean the same thing "of the [noun]" or "some [noun]"
Use "de la" when the noun is feminine.
Use "du" when the noun is masculine. "Du" is simply the contraction of "de le".
Use "de l' " when the noun begins with a vowel or a mute 'h', regardless of the noun's gender.
Hope this helps,
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