I just dont get the difference between de...à ..and.de..du...they e both used in between dates?

JayneC1Kwiziq community member

I just dont get the difference between de...à ..and.de..du...they e both used in between dates?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Jayne ! The difference here is between "de...à" (from...to) and the contracted forms "du...au" (from *the*...to *the*). So with days of the week for example, you use: - "de...à" for specific days (from Monday to Sunday), because to say "on Monday" in French, you don't use the definite article ("Lundi, je suis allé au marché."). - "du...au" for general days (from Mondays to Sundays), because you use the definite article when generalising in French ("Le lundi, je vais à la piscine."). Same issue with dates: you use "du...au" because to express dates in French, you always use the definite article ("le 16 juin 2016"). I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

I just dont get the difference between de...à ..and.de..du...they e both used in between dates?

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