Why plural tomates but not des

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Why plural tomates but not des

Hello,


Please explain the following sentence: Je préfère une salade de tomates - why is the indefinite article not 'des' as we are stating tomates?


Thank you


Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Une salade de tomates -- a tomato salad. ("a salad of tomatoes", not "a salad of the tomatoes")

There is no definite article, just the preposition de.

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Why plural tomates but not des

Hello,


Please explain the following sentence: Je préfère une salade de tomates - why is the indefinite article not 'des' as we are stating tomates?


Thank you


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