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 --- Christophe Grandsire
<[log in to unmask]> wrote: > En réponse à
Jan van Steenbergen
>
> In fact, the rule is simple in French: no noun
> (except personal names, and even
> then it's valid in Standard French but some dialects
> behave differently) can
> appear without an article of some kind before it. It
> can be a possessive, a
> deictic, or just one of the three kinds of articles.
> And if you're not sure
> which one to use, just use the definite article,
> it's the default when nothing
> else would fit.
>

what about phrases such as 'il est medecin', 'OEdipe
roi', &c ? is there a further rule that french doesn't
use articles on ( unqualified ) predicative nouns ?

why could that be ?

m

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bnathyuw | landan | arR
stamp the sunshine out | angelfish
your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre

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