Use of de vs des

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Use of de vs des

Hey, 

I often struggle with grammar but am a little confused as to why it is 'de tomates' but followed by 'des fraises' after. both subjects are plural so why is it not 'des tomates' ? I imagine it is to do with 'un kilo de ...' ? Just wondered if anyone could explain this

Thanks!

Asked 11 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

"Un kilo de tomates' - a specific quantity of tomatoes. (1 kilogram OF tomatoes)

"des fraises" - an indefinite quantity of strawberries. (Some strawberries)

As an alternative example it could have been "je voudrais des tomates (some tomatoes) et un kilo de fraises (specific quantity)"

Use of de vs des

Hey, 

I often struggle with grammar but am a little confused as to why it is 'de tomates' but followed by 'des fraises' after. both subjects are plural so why is it not 'des tomates' ? I imagine it is to do with 'un kilo de ...' ? Just wondered if anyone could explain this

Thanks!

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