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When to use definite articles after "de"

Jerald W.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When to use definite articles after "de"

How do you know when to use definite articles after the preposition "de"?   For instance "la influencia de la globalización" or "la vida de las mujeres"?   Why not just "la influencia de globalización" or "la vida de mujeres"?      In this article on "de", Using the preposition "de" in Spanish with nouns for description , none of the examples have a definite article after de.

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jerald

In this instances it's not so much about description, it's more to do with "possession" (or the more literal "... of something") This is why we're using the article. Have a look here

Saludos cordiales

Inma

When to use definite articles after "de"

How do you know when to use definite articles after the preposition "de"?   For instance "la influencia de la globalización" or "la vida de las mujeres"?   Why not just "la influencia de globalización" or "la vida de mujeres"?      In this article on "de", Using the preposition "de" in Spanish with nouns for description , none of the examples have a definite article after de.

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