Use of "autres" instead of "d'autres" or "des autres"

SydneyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Use of "autres" instead of "d'autres" or "des autres"

In the third paragraph beginning, "Dans les décennies qui suivent", the expression "autres" appears without a "d'" or a "des" preceeding it. According to the PwLF lesson, that's incorrect.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sydney, 

No, here the 'de' is not required as they are just saying -

several scientific works and other works of popular science = plusieurs ouvrages scientifiques et autres ouvrages de vulgarisation scientifique

If you were changing the subject matter you might say 

several scientific works and some others on rap music =

plusieurs ouvrages scientifiques et d'autres sur la musique rap 

Bonne Continuation!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Here is the relevant piece of the sentence you inquire about: Ils publient plusieurs ouvrages scientifiques et autres ouvrages.

In my understanding, d'autres ouvrages talks about an unspecified group of "some other work". Omitting de and saying autres ouvrages, the connotation is specific. It also parallels the first item in the enumeration: plusieurs ouvrages scientifiques.

Use of "autres" instead of "d'autres" or "des autres"

In the third paragraph beginning, "Dans les décennies qui suivent", the expression "autres" appears without a "d'" or a "des" preceeding it. According to the PwLF lesson, that's incorrect.

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