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    I have an exam next week and need to think up good subjunctive phrases!

    Je ne pense pas que nous ayons lui donne trop d'argent.

    Also, should it be 'trop d'argent' or 'trop de l'argent'?

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    (Original post by BingTaoBing)
    I have an exam next week and need to think up good subjunctive phrases!

    Je ne pense pas que nous ayons lui donne trop d'argent.

    Also, should it be 'trop d'argent' or 'trop de l'argent'?

    Thanks gang!
    I don't think we have given him too much money? Then it's 'trop d'argent' (but remember the é on donné!!)

    (Edit: whoops, missed the misplaced pronoun - see below! )
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    (Original post by BingTaoBing)
    I have an exam next week and need to think up good subjunctive phrases!

    Je ne pense pas que nous ayons lui donne trop d'argent.

    Also, should it be 'trop d'argent' or 'trop de l'argent'?

    Thanks gang!
    Pay attention to accents and pronoun placement - lui goes before the past particle.

    ---> Je ne pense pas que nous lui ayons donné trop d'argent.

    After expressions of quantity like 'trop de', 'peu de' etc. 'de' is most often used on its own.

    However, you can use du, de la, des etc. after these expressions if you are referring to something specific. Compare:

    ---> Je lui ai donné trop d'argent - I gave him too much money

    ---> Je lui ai donné trop de l'argent que j'avais gagné - I gave him too much of the money I had won. (You are talking about a specific 'set' of money rather than money in general)
 
 
 
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