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Specific days of the week

Janet H.B1Kwiziq community member

Specific days of the week

Why is. ´Mardi 6 janvier, j'étais malade.´ wrong?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Janet, 

No, it would be -

Le mardi 6 janvier j'étais malade .

Hope this helps!

Keith J.A1Kwiziq community member

It's because the weekday needs an article when you are stating a WHOLE date.  If you were stating just a specific date without the actual whole date, then you'd just say the name of the day.

Tuesday, January 6th, I was sick = Le mardi 6 janvier, j'étais malade.  WHOLE DATE

Tuesday, I was sick = Mardi, j'étais malade.  SPECIFIC DAY

Le mardi, Je suis malade = I am sick on Tuesdays.  TUESDAYS IN GENERAL.  Although, this would probably mean you are playing hookey every Tuesday.  Shame on you!  ;)

Specific days of the week

Why is. ´Mardi 6 janvier, j'étais malade.´ wrong?

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