The pronunciation of "plus" in de plus en plus in the last example (J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.) has 's' in both the plus

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Mohit

Kwiziq community member

1 November 2018

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The pronunciation of "plus" in de plus en plus in the last example (J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.) has 's' in both the plus

Is this correct? Because in all other examples only the plus has 's' prononuced as it is followed by vowel 'e'.

This relates to:
De plus en plus de and de moins en moins de = more and more and less and less (comparisons of nouns) -

Mohit

Kwiziq community member

1 November 2018

1/11/18

correction -  Because in all other examples only the FIRST plus has 's' prononuced as it is followed by vowel 'e'.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

1 November 2018

1/11/18

Hi Mohit,

Thanks for pointing this out, you can actually say both ...

Mohit

Kwiziq community member

1 November 2018

1/11/18

Thanks Cecile. Just to confirm - this means that "Plus" can always be pronounced with a 's'?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

2 November 2018

2/11/18

Hi Mohit, 

Not always but in the expression 'de plus en plus' you can say:

De pluz en plu or de pluz en plusse...

The first 's'  is pronounced as a 'z' because of the compulsory liaison and the second 's' can be pronounced or not.

Hope this helps!

 

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