I'm sure it's the article, and I apologize if my initial question wasn't clear. I know neuter nouns follow the rules of feminine nouns when they are plural. I was under the impression that the '-le' article was only used for plural, masculine nouns that end in 'e.' Now, (if I'm learning correctly) I know that it is the proper article for all plural nouns that end in 'e.' Thanks for your response.