En Idaho ou dans l'Idaho?


Kwiziq community member

7 February 2019

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Kwiziq community member

7 February 2019


My detailed explanation was lost... 

If "dans l'Ontario" is "correct" but "en Ontario" is acceptable for pronunciation purposes, does the same apply to U.S. states that begin with vowels? I've seen "en Alaska, en Iowa", etc., and have even read that to use "dans le" in those circumstances is "affected". If one is acceptable in conversation, but not in written French, that would be helpful to know... 


Kwiziq language super star

8 February 2019


Hi Bonnie,

Yes these sound correct to me .

In the case of Idaho , I would say, ‘dans l’Idaho’ which is easier to pronounce but it is , I think acceptable to say both...

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