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Pads is confused again

I know it dos'nt take much...
I think this is a misunderstanding ( on my behalf ) rather than any one being right or wrong....
On the subject of some of ... any of ..

I was told yesterday that
some of you use
de l' ( infront of vowels or H)
de la (fem)
du ( masc)
des (plural)
and any of
de
d'
now I was told from day one of starting french that they were both the same and the..
de / d' were only used when there was a quantity like one kilo of onions
and de for negatives ...
So why has any of changed .... ??
Looking in my grammer books and dictionary I see my first Idea is correct ...
But as I have a french teacher who is french Im sure there must be a good reason for her to say de/d' for any ....
Wish I knew what it was ...
Any of you know ?
Sorry if this is garbled but I tried to explain best I could ....

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Re: Pads is confused again

Just to add ...I wasnt the only one to be confused by this , I noticed everyone's head in my class snapped up and lower jaws dropped , when she said this ...so I did ask for a repeat of what she said and she said the same thing ...we all them looked at each other but no one else said any thing ...so it was left at that ....
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Re: Pads is confused again

Sounds like a bloody awful teacher!
Ticking over, just about.
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I am unclear from your posting what you mean by any of , can you give some examples of what your new teacher is teaching you to say please?
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Do you have any beer ...I would use de la
But from what she said wednesday it would seem de would be used ...

But I have spoken tonight to a class mate who had already spoken to another class mate who thinks she was distracted from saying she meant in the negative
eg you dont have any beer in which case it would be de
I did think this my self so its probally what happened ...I hope
So final check .... some and any are the same arnt they ??
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Re: Pads is confused again

Hope I'm correct here.

Un bout d'orange, is a bit of orange.

De l'orange is some orange.

 

Is that what you're getting at Pads?

 


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Re: Pads is confused again

Don't know if this helps? I think I need to re-read it as I'm still confused.

Derek

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Re: Pads is confused again

Christine I have got to a point where I dont know any more ... its the any of that she has thrown me with ?? as she says its different from some of ...but I always thought they were the same.

Thanks Derek
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