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What is the partitive?
de + definite article
What does the partitive represent?
some’ or ‘any’ in a sentence. It refers to part of the whole
How is partitive represented?
de + le = du
de + la = de la
de + l’ = de l’
de + les = des
When does the partitive remain ‘de’ in a sentence (regardless of gender and number)?
1. after set expressions and quantiites ending with de
2. where an adjective preceeds the noun (even plural sentences)
When shouldn’t the partitive be used?
1. When you want to be very specific, especially in a comparison between two or more elements
2. After verbs of like and dislike (eg. aimer). With these you should use le, la, les, l’,( in other words, the definite article)
What are indefinite article for and what is it’s English equivilants?
Indefinite articles accompany nouns that are used in a nonspecific sense.
They correspond to the English ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘some’
List the indefinite articles
un; une ; des
How do indefinite articles change in negative sentences and what is the exeption to this rule?
They become de; unless the verb etre has been used
What are definite articles and what English word to the correspond to?
Definite articles indicate something specific that is known to both the speaker and the listener.

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List the definite articles
le, la, l’ les
Which words do not use l’ despite beginning with ‘h’? (7)
1) le heros
2) le haricot
3) le hors-d’oeuvre
4) le homard
5) la honte
6) le huit
7) le onze
What are definite articles in French used for (unlike in English)
1. Speaking of a thing or things in general; in an abstract sense or as a whole
2. to show possession
How is the definite article contracted when preceeded by a
a + le = au
a + la = a la
a + l’ = a l’
a + les = aux
How is the definite article contracted when preceeded by de
de + le = du
de + la = de la
de + l’ = de l’
de + les = des
The definite article always accompanies any nouns that occur in a sentence after following which verbs (ADAPA) because these nouns are being used in the general sense?
Adorer
Detester
Aimer (mieux)
Preferer
Apprecier