- Created by: QueenAelin
- Created on: 29-10-18 21:37
- Prepositions: De and À
- De and À
- De means "of" or "from"
- À means "at" or "to"
- These may be used to indicate movement or location
- De and à must contract with definite articles wherever they are adjacent
- De + definite article produces: du (de+le), de la (de + la), and des (de + les)
- À + definite article produces: au (à + le), à la (à + la), and aux (à + les)
the contraction is followed by a vowel sound...
- Du and de la both become de l’.
- Au and à la both become à l’.
- If the contraction is followed by a vowel sound...
may be found in numerous fixed expressions
- E.g. "beaucoup de" > "a lot of"
de or à to the end of certain verbs can change their meanings
- E.g. Penser ("to think"), penser à ("to think about"), and penser de (“to have an opinion about”)
- Using articles after de
- Articles adjacent to "de" have to follow contraction and elision rules
article that already contains de may
follow an expression, negative term or verb ending in de
- The article is removed, and the "de" remains
- Des before adjectives
- When des appears immediately before an adjective, it changes to de
- De and À