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à vs. en

Ash D.C1Kwiziq community member

à vs. en

Hi there, I was wondering if you could clarify when one should use "à" versus "en" to mean "to" or "at". 

Par exemple dans cette phrase: j'enverrais régulièrement en prison. Why wouldn't it be j'enverrais... à prison?

Thanks!

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ash,

No particular rule it's just a case a learning the expression with the correct preposition in this case -

envoyer quelqu'un en prison to send somebody to prison 

and no, you cannot use,  à  here.

Bonne Continuation!

à vs. en

Hi there, I was wondering if you could clarify when one should use "à" versus "en" to mean "to" or "at". 

Par exemple dans cette phrase: j'enverrais régulièrement en prison. Why wouldn't it be j'enverrais... à prison?

Thanks!

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