there are other vegitables

JackC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

there are other vegitables

'If you dont like sweet potatoe, there are other vegetables".  Surely these "other vegitables'' are a specific number of vegitables available for eating at that meal.  Not the whole vegetable kingdom.   So why not "des autres"?

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AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Des autres is always the combination of the preposition de and the definite article les. You can't say "il y a des autres légumes", because there is no reason for a preposition to be there.

Il y a d'autres légumes. -- There are other vegetables.

Il y a les autres légumes. -- There are the other vegetables. (Not sure when you'd actually say this.)

Compare with this example from the lesson:

Il a besoin des autres feuilles de papier. (He needs the other sheets of paper).

In this case the expression is "avoir besoin de", so we have de + les -> des.

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Il y a d'autres légumes. -- There are other vegetables.
Il y a des autres légumes. -- There are the other vegetables.

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there are other vegitables

'If you dont like sweet potatoe, there are other vegetables".  Surely these "other vegitables'' are a specific number of vegitables available for eating at that meal.  Not the whole vegetable kingdom.   So why not "des autres"?

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