In The sentence " la père de Caroline ne travaille pas dans une banque". Why doesn't 'UNE' in this sentence change to 'de' and stay as Une in -ve form
The Kwiziq lesson this refers to is the following one -
Un, une become de or d' in negative sentences (indefinite articles)
If you take a look at it, you will notice that in all the examples the un/une is directly after the verb.
In this sentence 'dans une banque' is an answer to 'where?' and is a complément de lieu (adverbial phrase of place)
Hope this helps!
This is a negation of the verb 'travailer', not an indication of 'quantity', (or lack thereof).
In the positive - "Il travaille" - he works. Where does he work ? "dans une banque" - in a bank.
In the negative 'Il ne travaille pas' - he doesn't work. Where doesn't he work? - 'dans une banque' - in a bank. The prepositional phrase following ne .. pas does not change with the negation.
Compare this to "Il mange du pain" - he eats (some) bread and "il ne mange pas de pain" - he doesn't eat (any) bread.
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