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Prepositions for States

Lauren R.A0Kwiziq community member

Prepositions for States

Bonjour, 

For states which preposition do we use?  For example to say I live in Michigan would it be:

J'habite à Michigan ou J'habite au Michigan.

Asked 3 years ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

«J'habite dans le Michigan»

Check out the lesson and link attached:

 

En/Dans = in/to + regions/states/counties (French Prepositions)

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/vocabulary/usa-states/

Tarveen K.A0Kwiziq community member

J'habite à Michigan 

James F.A1Kwiziq community member

It depends on the state, but for Michigan you would say "J'habite au Michigan."

It's important to note that it will either be au, en, or dans le (dans l'). The exception is Hawaii because à is also used with islands (J'habite à Hawaii)

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

James, “dans le Michigan” as per original post. “Au” is used with very few states/provinces as noted in the lesson linked there. 

Prepositions for States

Bonjour, 

For states which preposition do we use?  For example to say I live in Michigan would it be:

J'habite à Michigan ou J'habite au Michigan.

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