La veille vs. Le jour d'après

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La veille vs. Le jour d'après

Here is the sentence in question: "The day before, I had written him a letter." Why is "Le jour d'après" in this context wrong and "La veille" correct? I couldn't, for the life of me, apply the explanation given in the corresponding lesson to this problem. Can someone help?
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Claus - Après means "after" not "before." Also, as the lesson states, "You cannot say "le jour après" in French." When to use "demain"/"hier" vs "le lendemain"/"la veille" vs "le jour suivant"/"le jour précédent"

La veille vs. Le jour d'après

Here is the sentence in question: "The day before, I had written him a letter." Why is "Le jour d'après" in this context wrong and "La veille" correct? I couldn't, for the life of me, apply the explanation given in the corresponding lesson to this problem. Can someone help?

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