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Notes on Partitive. Review Remember: Contractions with de and definite articles: De + le= du De + la= de la (no change) De + l = de l (no change) De +

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1 Notes on Partitive

2 Review Remember: Contractions with de and definite articles: De + le= du De + la= de la (no change) De + l = de l (no change) De + les = des

3 The Partitive 1.To say you want part of or some of an item, use de with the definite article that goes with the item (literally of the) Called the partitive Masculine Singular= du bacon Fem. Sing. = de la confiture Sing, Vowel= de lomelette Plural= des céréales Tu veux du beurre? Do you want some butter? Je veux des oeufs. I want some eggs.

4 2. In French, you always need to include the article, even though its omitted in some cases in English. Je prends des toasts et de la confiture. Im having toast and jelly. (some is implied) 3. To say you want a whole item (or several whole items), use the indefinite articles un, une, des Remember in a negative sentence, un, une, des become de Je veux un croissant. I want a croissant. Je ne veux pas de croissant. I dont want a croissant.


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