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here is my sentence "La Roulade de la genoise est decoree de sucre de glace , de framboises , et de brindilles d'epinette"Why is it not "des framboises et des brindilles....."???

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Hello Anne,

Thank you for your question.
the verb is "est décoré de" quelque chose (something)
Since framboises and brindilles d'épinette are undefined with just say "de framboises, de brindilles".
If you say "des framboises et des brindilles" it is a definite article (de+les = des)

I hope this helps

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Caro

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