Partitive articles in french?
I'm trying to really understand the articles in french (as I usually just glaze over them when I talk), but now that i'm trying to start writing... that's not an option anymore.
Regarding the partitive:
I saw this in a textbook: Elle n’a pas de chaussures. Elle n’a que des pantoufles. (She hasn’t any shoes. She only has slippers.)
Why is it DE chaussures? I'd think because it's a plural noun it should be DES, or the noun should be singular with DU. When you're using the partitive when referring to something that can be counted (unlike milk, water, whatever), what is the rule for plurality in the partitive?