#4
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C`est un parc d'aventures. Mais pourqoui c`est 'de' au lieu de 'des'?

Why is it 'de' instead of 'des'?

Edit: Couldn`t find a homework thread about it so...


There is no reason. That's just how it is.

Seriously, for every time something in French follows a grammar rule, there are five exceptions. I'm sure that someone will give you a reason, but it's just an attempt at rationalizing random patterns that sprung out of Latin 1500 years ago.
#5
It's just de, not de + les. It's "It's a park of adventures," not, "It's a park of the adventures."
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#6
Because in the case you're using "de" in the possesive form. "Des" is used to indicate if something is plural or not.

C'est un parc
Ce sont des parcs.

As opposed to

Cette bic est de John.
Ce sont des bics de John.

May not be completely correct, been a year or 2 since I had french classes.

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#7
Because it's not talking about specific adventures.
C'est un parc des aventures: It's a park of the adventures
C'est un parc d'aventures: It's park of adventures

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#8
Just put "Le" in front of it. Problem solved. Always.
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#9
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Because in the case you're using "de" in the possesive form. "Des" is used to indicate if something is plural or not.


It has nothing to do with the "Parc". And in this case De is also plural. So it's not a question of plurality
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It's just de, not de + les. It's "It's a park of adventures," not, "It's a park of the adventures."


Fail. In French, everything has an article in front of it. That's why a lot of French people, while speaking English say things like 'You like THE doggy-style', instead of "You like doggy style".

But to answer you're question I don't really know. I'm assuming it's for phonetic purposes; 'un parc d'aventures' sounds better than 'un parc des aventures'... This sort of thing happens a lot in French...
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Des is plural. There is only one parc d'adventures

this.
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#12
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Cette bic est de John.
Ce sont des bics de John.

Not Correct at all.

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May not be completely correct, been a year or 2 since I had french classes.


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#13
je pense le son parce que ce serait un double pluriel


edit: avec "des" non "de"
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#14
"d'" peut remplacer de ou des.

C'est un parc des aventures ou c'est un parc d'aventures. Le des va s'accorder avec le mon qui le suit.
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#15
I speak french and some of you got it.

There is only one parc but many adventures.

It's like : Un parc d'attractions, or amusement parc.
There is one parc with many rides.
#16
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"d'" peut remplacer de ou des.

C'est un parc des aventures ou c'est un parc d'aventures. Le des va s'accorder avec le mon qui le suit.



non c'est d'
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Fail. In French, everything has an article in front of it. That's why a lot of French people, while speaking English say things like 'You like THE doggy-style', instead of doggy style.

But to answer you're question I don't really know. I'm assuming it's for phonetic purposes; 'un parc d'aventures' sounds better than 'un parc des aventures'... This sort of thing happens a lot in French...


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#18
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It's just de, not de + les. It's "It's a park of adventures," not, "It's a park of the adventures."

This.


Actually, a good way to explain this is that it's a parc that contains aventures, rather than a parc of aventures.
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#19
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"d'" peut remplacer de ou des.

C'est un parc des aventures ou c'est un parc d'aventures. Le des va s'accorder avec le mot qui le suit.


C'est quoi ces règles que t'invente... En effet, c'est 'Un parc de les aventures', mais suite à l'évolution phonétique, on le contracte en d'aventures... I just consulted my dad about this... XD He's French.
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#20
Let's learn French-Canadian music:

Mon hostie d’tabarnak tu vas manger ma main dans face
m’as t’en fourrer une claque, m’as t’casser les deux échasses.
Mon câlisse de baveux y a pus personne pour me r’tenir
m’as t’moucher mon morveux, tu va crier pis dire martyr.
Hostie.
Hostie.
Hostie. Hostie d'ciboire.
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before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
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Let's learn French-Canadian music:

Mon hostie d’tabarnak tu vas manger ma main dans face
m’as t’en fourrer une claque, m’as t’casser les deux échasses.
Mon câlisse de baveux y a pus personne pour me r’tenir
m’as t’moucher mon morveux, tu va crier pis dire martyr.
Hostie.
Hostie.
Hostie. Hostie d'ciboire.



God I love Quebecois...

TS, here's a tip from someone who went to a french high-school and had to take french classes his entire life : Don't try to understand. As much as it may seem like it's a good idea to learn the rules, the amount of exceptions make it almost pointless. If you only need conversational french then you shouldn't really care that much at all unless you're in France, because some of them are elitist pricks about language. If you actually care about writing, you're pretty well better off just reading stuff and getting used to it, though that's not likely easy. It's kind of like english in that you can have the best grammar in the world, but if somebody asked you to point out a grammar rule, or talked about it, you wouldn't have a clue what they were on about.
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Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
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My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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If you only need conversational french then you shouldn't really care that much at all unless you're in France, because some of them are elitist pricks about language.



Oh god forbid that they try to ensure it's spoken correctly
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Oh god forbid that they try to ensure it's spoken correctly

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#28
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And I live in Paris and speak fluent French, your point? If someone is making mistakes, I'm going to correct them. I don't think any less of them, and neither does any other reasonable human being, so stop all this 'elitist prick' nonsense.
#29
I can't help you I don't speak sissy, that and I can't speak any languages besides english a little spanish and an even smaller bit of german, but if i could i would but i cant.
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#30
Jesus TS, your username is pretty much my exact given name, and it freaks me out.

And I'm trying to learn French too.
#31
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And I live in Paris and speak fluent French, your point? If someone is making mistakes, I'm going to correct them. I don't think any less of them, and neither does any other reasonable human being, so stop all this 'elitist prick' nonsense.

1. It was a joke, get over yourself.
2. I said SOME are. Not all.
3. There's a difference between a minor grammar mistake, which IMO is really not that big of a deal and not worth bringing up if someone makes it, and completely butchering a language.