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En réponse à bnathyuw <[log in to unmask]>:

>
> i' ve seen french described as having THREE articles :
>
> indefinite: un/une/des
> partitive: du/de la/des
> definite: le/la/les
>
> where the first two have convergent forms in the
> plural ( with some exceptions of usage )
>
> but this might have been the grammarian's pet theory .
> . . !
>

No, it's the standard way to describe French articles, and pretty correct
linguistically speaking (for once French prescriptivist grammar and actual
facts agree ;))) ).

Christophe.

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