Why LE instead of DE in Manquer de

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Why LE instead of DE in Manquer de

The correct answer is posted as “

J'ai manqué le concert de Michael Jackson en 1992 à Paris.” But the lesson says you don’t need partitive pronoun when meaning lack/missing something but you need DE. So why is it “J’ai manqué le concert’ not “J’ai manqué de concert”?  Thanks. 

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You missed a specific concert, not some concert. Therefore the definite article.

Why LE instead of DE in Manquer de

The correct answer is posted as “

J'ai manqué le concert de Michael Jackson en 1992 à Paris.” But the lesson says you don’t need partitive pronoun when meaning lack/missing something but you need DE. So why is it “J’ai manqué le concert’ not “J’ai manqué de concert”?  Thanks. 

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