Articles after Negatives


After negatives, the definite article does not change:

But both the indefinite and partitive articles are usually reduced to de: However, for emphasis, one can use pas un to indicate not a single: In rare cases, one may use a negative to contrast with an affirmative; in this case both nouns will be modified by the full partitive: After ni... ni... the indefinite and partitive articles disappear altogether: Also, after the verbs être to be, paraître to seem, and sembler to seem, the articles are unchanged.



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