French partitive and definitive articles are explained in terms of set theory. Also, a theory regarding the reduction of the partitive article to “de” in certain circumstances is presented.
Various uses of the indefinite French word “tout,” as adjective, pronoun, and adverb, together with a list of common expressions.
Ins and outs of the French construction “ne…que,” or “the ‘que’ that excludes from negation.
The four cases in which the partitive article gets “reduced” (i.e., from its full form to a simple “de”): after a negative adverb, after a quantitative expression, with a preceding plural adjective, and in compléments prépositionnels.
A delightful song celebrating marital fidelity, whilst obliquely commemorating Louis XIV’s bloody campaign to extend France’s northern boundary.