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Level A1 - French partitive articles and other ways to use DE

Learn how and when to use French partitive articles and many other ways to use DE

French partitive articles and other forms of DE complete lesson - DE LA - DE L' - DU - DES - DE - D'

It is difficult to know when to use partitive articles and the correct form of DE when you don't know all of the rules and when you've not had enough practice.

This lesson focuses on using DE or D’ before adjectives that come before the noun, the partitive with masculine, feminine, singular, and plural nouns, using DE or D’ after different forms of negation, using DE after certain verbs when followed by an infinitive, and using DE or D’ with expressions of quantity.


This lesson is included in my money saving PACKAGE OF BUNDLED FRENCH LESSONS.


Included in this lesson:

  • 30 minute video lesson
  • Printable lesson guide
  • Worksheet: Contracted articles vs. partitive articles
  • 100 practice cards with answer key
  • QUIZLET study set link

Once you've watched my video lesson on ALL of the different ways to use DE, use your set of 100 numbered cards to master your new French skill! This particular grammar lesson is one that tends to come back to haunt you once you've made it to the intermediate or even advanced level..... UNLESS you learn the rules from the very beginning.

These cards will have you using all of the different forms of DE that you will have learned during the lesson.

Keep your stack of practice cards ready to pull out at any time! I encourage you to keep them around and review them once a month or so. You know what they say, use it or lose it!

If you prefer a paperless version, I’ve included a PDF with only one card per page to use on tablets or computers.

LMK if you have any questions: [email protected]


Your Instructor


Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before pursuing and earning an MA degree in French. She taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men. Jennifer has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally.


Course Curriculum


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  Contracted articles vs. partitive articles
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