Pourquoi de onze pas d’onze?

StephanieC1Kwiziq community member

Pourquoi de onze pas d’onze?

La Fausse des Mariannes est profonde de onze kilomètres.


This answer was said to be correct however I had not ticked it because I thought « de onze » was incorrect. Why isn’t it « d’onze » ?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Stephanie,

You do not use elision with 'onze' and you cannot liaise if a consonant comes before it either,  so you will say -

Les //onze étudiants sont arrivés en retard 

without liaising between the -s of les and the of étudiants.

I suppose it is to make it clear that we are talking about the number eleven.

Pourquoi de onze pas d’onze?

La Fausse des Mariannes est profonde de onze kilomètres.


This answer was said to be correct however I had not ticked it because I thought « de onze » was incorrect. Why isn’t it « d’onze » ?

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