Clarification on partitive article
I'm early on in learning French and have no experience with it before Duolingo. I try to write a lot of examples in my own notebook for extra practice and came across this confusion in the grammar notes after the Food lesson.
The partitive article that refers to a feminine noun is 'de la.' The example sentence given is "Je mange de la viande" which translates in English to "I eat some meat." With meat I understand it as one does not eat "a meat," one eats "some meat."
While trying to invent new examples I tried out "Tu manges de la carotte" as 'la carotte' is also a feminine noun. Is this a proper sentence? Or does it need to be "carottes?" And if so does anything else in the sentence need to be pluralized for agreement? Typically I would say "I eat a carrot" or "I eat some carrots." I can see how "I eat some carrot" could still be proper, it's just a little unusual sounding to me and I don't know which is most correct for French usage.