# "There are stripes only on the sleeves."

July 19, 2020

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Why not "il n'y a que des rayures sur les manches."?

Il y a des rayures seulement sur les manches.
There are stripes only on the sleeves.

Il n'y a que des rayures sur les manches.
There are only stripes on the sleeves.

IDK. I put "Il n'y a de rayures que sur les manches." and that was also rejected.

Try: des rayures

Why is: Il n'y a que des rayures sur les manches. Wrong?

Il y a des rayures uniquement sur les manches. Accepted :)

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il n'y a des rayures que sur les manches

Why les for rayures and des for manches is not accepted? How do you know which one to use?

Easy. (Some) stripes. Des rayures. The sleeves. Les manches.

"Il n'y a que des rayures sur les manches." should be accepted as right because up to this point, it's one of the sentence structures that we have been learning.

But that is the incorrect structure (and the point of this exercise).

"Ne … que" needs to restrict "sur les manches" and not "des rayures" => "Il n'y a des rayures que sur les manches.".