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"Beaucoup de" vs. "Beaucoup des"

This might be more of a question about "de" vs. "des," but I don't understand why this sentence was: "Un livre a beaucoup de pages" instead of: "Un liver a beaucoup des pages." Merci!

11/27/2012, 9:31:21 PM

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Here is how I remember it.

See: beaucoup de/des.

beaucoup d' : the nouns are unspecific and start with a vowel.

beaucoup de : the nouns are unspecific.

beaucoup des : the nouns are specific.

Is it clear now? Test yourself.

11/28/2018, 5:47:02 PM

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No, not clear at all. "Pages" are specific. Pages are not cats, or cups. Pages are specifically pages. So please clarify what you mean. Thank you.

2/23/2019, 3:11:45 PM
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