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use of Des or de in plural form

When does one use 'des' and 'de' during plural form eg: de bons fruits Vs des bonnes frites

January 27, 2013

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The rule is that if the article "des" is directly followed by an adjective, it becomes "de".

  • de bons fruits
  • de bonnes frites.

However, many French people do not apply that rule.

January 27, 2013

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Thanks. Agree with the rule, but the what happens in other mentioned cases? 'des bonnes robes' or 'de riches enfants'

January 27, 2013

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The rule should apply as well: - de bonnes robes - de riches enfants

January 28, 2013

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why 'des bonnes robes' where as 'de riches enfants'

January 27, 2013
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