Pas des ou Pas de?

thachphamvu June 5, 2016, 7:09 pm
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
 
Pas des ou Pas de?
torusan June 5, 2016, 7:52 pm
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.
Pas des ou Pas de?
thachphamvu June 5, 2016, 8:38 pm
Thanks a lot torusan, appreciate it!
Pas des ou Pas de?

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