In the statement "mon fils a de grandes oreilles" , why is it not "DES grandes oreilles"? Ears is plural, and "de" is the article, and "grand" is following a feminine plural suit.... I've noticed this with other items, mostly body parts, like toes, fingers, eyes. They all use a plural article "les" but when describing them, it turns to "de"
If I said "he had cats" it would be "il a des chats", right? What am I not getting!?
This is the lesson you are looking for :
"Des" becomes " de/d' " in front of adjectives preceding nouns (French Partitive Articles)
Please can you quote which lesson or quiz you are wanting to query?
Thank you! I'm actually asking this after a duolingo lesson that didn't appear to have an explanation, but the lesson Maarten posted seems to explain it! If the adjective comes first, you won't use "des". If the adjective comes after the noun, then you can use "des". I'll just accept it as fact!
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