Pas des ou Pas de?


Hi everyone,

I don't understand why "de" is used instead of "des" in this phrase although "livres" is plural:

"Il n'y a pas de livres dans le sac"

Does this means that only "pas de" is valid for whatever types of noun comes after it and "pas des" is always not true?

Thanks guys in advance

toru e

Yes, for expressions of quantity and negations of quantity, you will always use «de»:

Je voudrais un kilo de viande. Je mange une tranche de pain
Il y a beaucoup de gens dans le parc. Il y a peu de plats dans ce restaurant. Je n'ai pas d'argent.


Thanks a lot torusan, appreciate it!

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