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You're right, it would make no sense to use de in that situation. "Beaucoup de sandwichs" means "many sandwiches", not "many of the sandwiches." In my view, there is nothing wrong with "beaucoup des sandwichs que ma mère a préparés." (But note the agreement of préparés with its direct object sandwiches.) It may be that the person you spoke to feels that ...


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There are two aspects in your question: the quantification over sandwich the quantification over time « J'ai mangé beaucoup de sandwichs que ma mère a préparés. » => “I ate lots of sandwiches made by my mum.” This says nothing about sandwiches made by mum I did not eat and nothing either about how many times mum prepared sandwiches. I might have ...


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Devant un nom, l'usage est beaucoup de, quand ce nom est une entité. Ici sandwich défini un type de nourriture préparé par la maman, et non un sandwich particulier. Pour cet exemple beaucoup des n'est pas correct, car on se réfère à une seule entité : l'entité sandwich. Mais pour : "Beaucoup des sandwiches que ma mère a préparé étaient délicieux !" des ...


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When you are referring to specific things, you use definite articles. In the case of a plural, it is "les". Now, "beaucoup de les" is unacceptable, since "de les" always contracts as "des". In your example, the sandwiches are not generic; they are those your mother prepared, so a specific thing. Your example is perfectly fine! Now, when speaking of ...



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