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23 June 2018
Use of sur ?
In 'Lawless French - Grammar Lessons there is the following example denoting 'going to' that uses SUR not À.
un vol SUR Paris > a flight to Paris
This question relates to:French lesson "Using 'à' (to/in) and 'de' (from/of) with cities (prepositions)"
Kwiziq language super star
3 July 2018
Hi Stewart ,
Yes you can also say "Un vol pour Paris" or "un vol sur Paris" .
It reminds me of the film/book 'Un taxi pour Tobrouk'.
I personally think of 'sur' as 'in the direction of' -
i.e. "Demain je vais sur Paris."
Just another way of expressing where you are going.
Hope this helps!
Presumably you can also say 'Un vol à Paris.'
4 July 2018
Not really, in this case, you would have to say 'Un vol de Londres à Paris" which is often abbreviated to 'Londres-Paris'.
The à in your example (and in the lesson) stands for 'in' .
From reading the lesson I had thought that because you could say: Je vais à Paris (I'm going to Paris), you could also say Un vol à Paris (a flight to Paris ... which in a complete sentence might read "the next day I took a flight to Paris) which I can now see would not be correct.
5 July 2018
...It would be "Le jour suivant j'ai pris un vol pour Paris"
"J'ai acheté mon vol à Paris" would be "I bought my flight in Paris."
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