Ton père est ________ prison.

Inga MarieA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ton père est ________ prison.

Prison seems like a pretty specific place... so why 'en' instead of 'dans la'?

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Inga Marie,

This has been asked many times and the answer is in the Q& A at the bottom of the lesson....

Inga MarieA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Are you referring to "‘Je suis en prison’ puts the emphasis on the fact you are ‘incarcerated’  and not maybe visiting someone in prison."  Still seems counterintuitive to me, but also not something I'll be saying so maybe it doesn't matter. I don't see how it puts emphasis on incarceration. 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Inga,

 If we were to say " Your father is doing time" ( slang for being in prison)  for "Ton père est en prison , would that make it clearer , as it is what it means....

Ton père est ________ prison.

Prison seems like a pretty specific place... so why 'en' instead of 'dans la'?

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