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Expressions of quantity

This Revision Bite will help you practice how to express quantities in French.

Forming expressions of quantity

Adverbs of quantity like beaucoup de (a lot of, many), moins de (less), plus de (more), trop de (too much, too many) and assez de (enough) explain 'how much' or 'how many' of something.

They are often followed by de + noun, eg:

  • Elle mange beaucoup de fruits (She eats a lot of fruit)

Remember to change de into d' before a vowel or silent h, eg: beaucoup d'amis, moins d'habitants, plus d'oranges, assez d'huile.

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