Abbreviation of TA or TON.....

Victoria LangeC1Kwiziq community member

Abbreviation of TA or TON.....

Why wouldn't you abbreviate ta or ton to t' before a vowel?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Victoria Lange,

The rules of elision do not include possessive adjectives. Take a look at the following Kwiziq page on elision -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/contraction/l-elision-elision

et bonne continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

An elision only happens (with only a very few exceptions) if the -e of a word ending meets a vowel or h muet starting the following word. However, since the meeting of two vowels taxes the French tongue and ear, instead of an elision, they simply change the gender of the possessive pronoun.

Ma amie --> mon amie.
Sa excéllent travail --> son excellent travail.

Abbreviation of TA or TON.....

Why wouldn't you abbreviate ta or ton to t' before a vowel?

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