Why de grands hommes and not des grands hommes..?

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Gloria

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26 August 2017

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Why de grands hommes and not des grands hommes..?

This relates to:
Standalone adjectives after c'est are always masculine -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

26/08/17

Bonjour Gloria,
Here is the lesson that addresses this exact scenario:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/use-de-d-instead-of-des-in-front-of-adjectives-preceding-nouns-partitive-article

In short, des is the contracted version of de + les .
Bonne chance.

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