Without any context, this can be right.
- de beaux oiseaux volent dans le ciel = beautiful birds are flying in the sky (some, a number of them)
- les beaux oiseaux sont souvent les plus petits = beautiful birds are often the smallest (generalities get a definite article in French)
SO CONFUSED SO CONFUSED SO CONFUSED! I've reached level 11, and just went back to review this (what I thought was) EASY lesson, and now I'm having trouble understanding this concept. Is it because the plural adjective ends with an "x" because sometimes there is a plural adjective between the article and the noun (as in "DES PETITS CHIENS"). Or am I wrong?
Hmm I've been caught out with that one before..de before an adjective even when the subject is plural.