How do I recognize a vowel? Because V in vingt is not a vowel yet je is replaced with j' in the sentence j'ai vingt ans

Esther A0Kwiziq community member

How do I recognize a vowel? Because V in vingt is not a vowel yet je is replaced with j' in the sentence j'ai vingt ans

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DeletedC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Salut Esther, a vowel is a, e, i, o, u and for these purposes a silent h. However, in your example the verb is avoir which follows je. So, je + ai = j'ai. The first letter of the word following the verb makes no difference.

 

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ParkA0Kwiziq community member

Correct. V in Vingt is NOT a vowel. Je isn't placed as j' because of "vingt" but because "J'ai" is how you normally say "I have". It's as normal as saying "Tu as" or "Nous avons". Hope this helped!

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why not put a direct object pronoun in a sentence eg for do salle de bain

How do I recognize a vowel? Because V in vingt is not a vowel yet je is replaced with j' in the sentence j'ai vingt ans

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