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French level2 lesson 9.1 -- why " Je n'ai pas encore acheté de billet " instead of " le billet " ?

abeer1956

In French Level 2 lesson 9.1 Au concert『Non, en fait je voudrais mais je n'ai pas encore acheté de billet.』 In this sentence, why not le billet   but de billet.   ?  

toru e

In this case, you are dealing with a partitive (you didn't buy *any* ticket) so it needs the de + noun construction.

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