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Sometimes "de" is used with the plural (instead of "des") - please explain when this is so.

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  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. This is all part of the "Partitive."

    1. de + the definite article of the noun = some, any (du beurre / de la soie, etc.)

    2. de, without the article, after a negative (Je n'ai pas fait de fautes. / Il n'a guère d'amis.)

    3. de, without the article, when an adjective precedes a plural noun (de vieux souliers / de longues rues)

    4. de, with or without the article, when an adjective precedes a singular noun (it is optional) (du bon cidre or de bon cidre = both correct)

    5. also "combien de" and possessive are other uses of "de"

    You are probably referring to #3. If not, please give examples you have seen.

    Mme

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