En Idaho ou dans l'Idaho?

BonnieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

En Idaho ou dans l'Idaho?

Asked 9 months ago
BonnieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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... 

CécileKwiziq team member

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...

En Idaho ou dans l'Idaho?

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