Quiz question 'Je suis en vacances du neuf au treize juillet.'

William

Kwiziq community member

10 May 2017

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Quiz question 'Je suis en vacances du neuf au treize juillet.'

Shouldn't the quiz question use the de (vs du) form because we're talking about specific dates? It seems unlikely I would have the 9th thru 13th off every year?

This relates to:
Saying 'from ... to ...' + dates and times -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

12 May 2017

12/05/17

Bonjour William !

The lesson explains that you need "du...au..." when the expression would normally use "le", which is the case for dates:
You say "le 9 juillet" or "le 13 juillet", therefore you will use "de + le (du)... à + le (au) ...." with dates.
Have a look at this related lesson:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-dates-are-expressed-in-french

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

William

Kwiziq community member

12 May 2017

12/05/17

Merci Aurélie pour l'explication...! Bon week-end!

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