...au magasin d'à côté. Is the "d" required? Can it not be simply .. au magasin à côté?

...au magasin d'à côté. Is the "d" required? Can it not be simply .. au magasin à côté?

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Walter, 

Interesting point you raise, I might be able to explain it by changing the noun to 'girl'.

The girl nexdoor is very brightLa fille d'à côté est très intelligente

The girl next to you is my sister = La fille à côté de vous est ma sœur 

Two separate concepts....

Your examples made it unambiguously clear.  Thank you!  

...au magasin d'à côté. Is the "d" required? Can it not be simply .. au magasin à côté?

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