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Questions about two sentences (French)?
The sentence in my book is
"Qu'est-ce que tu utilises comme navigateur?"
So would it read "What do you use as browser?"
Why isn't there an "un" between "comme" and "navigateur" because wouldn't it read better?
"Mon ordinateur n'arrête pas de planter."
Why is there a "de" before the verb "planter"?
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For the first one, it translates to: "What kind of browser are you using?" Would you say: "What kind of a cake are you eating," no, you would say," What kind of cake are you eating." Say it in English and see how it goes, than you can tell if you have to put un or une before it.
Before the infinitive form of a verb in French, since it is only one word, there is generally a little work such as de or pour, these words usually have the same meaning as the "to" in English. For example, I nead to read translates to, J'ai besoin de lire. Since lire is in its infinitive form, the "de" acts as the to, however these are not associated with the infinitive verb since depending on the context the "to" can be many words such as de or pour. Hope I helped, don't be afraid to ask again.
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