"They sell all sorts of pies."

Translation:Ils vendent tous les types de tartes.

April 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shirlgirl007

hmm, no modifier here, why is this not les types des tartes?

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth

Technically, "types de" is the modifier, in the same vein as "beaucoup de", "un kilo de", etc. As such, the "de" there is a preposition and not an article. So there is no "agreement" with "de" and the noun "tartes".

  • types de tartes = sorts of pies
  • types des tartes = sorts of the pies
April 13, 2018
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