au rue Balzac

Inga MarieA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

au rue Balzac

why? Rue is feminine. Or why not just à .  Or is this another one of those times when french just works that way and there's no logical reason?

Asked 8 months ago
PaulC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I think it’s because the address is actually “au 56, rue Balzac” (meaning at the number 56, Balzac Street) and numbers are masculine in French. LE numéro 56.

Inga MarieA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ah. That makes sense. Just like dates. 

au rue Balzac

why? Rue is feminine. Or why not just à .  Or is this another one of those times when french just works that way and there's no logical reason?

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