Partitive Articles Explained on the Basis of Definite Articles
One Weird Usage Begets Another
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.
Infinitives Following Verbs
Are They Introduced by À, DE, or nothing?
Hints for making sense (by showing a few groupings) of how dependent infinitives connect to verbs (verbs that have an infinitive follow directly, those that use the preposition â, and those that use the preposition de).
Giving an Inch and Taking a Mile
The various forms of grammatical concession in French: not only concessive clauses, but other kinds of constructions as well.