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Why woudnt it be "devant de la table"?

MonicaA1Kwiziq community member

Why woudnt it be "devant de la table"?

Asked 6 years ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Monica,

Good question. "Devant de la table" is a very literal translation of "in front of the table," and French just doesn't work that way. Devant means "in front of" - the idea of "of" is part of it, so it must be followed immediately by la table. This is also the case for its antonym: derrière la table.

Why woudnt it be "devant de la table"?

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