Aussi bien que

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Aussi bien que

Marie chante ________ Eric. Marie sings as well as Eric.I put aussi bien que Éric.. The required answer aussi bien qu'Eric. ..thought here was an exception here for proper names?

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thank you for pointing this out Mark, both 

qu’Eric 

and

 

que Eric

 

should be accepted and it now is.

( sorry can't put accent on E or Eric as working from my IPad)

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think you may be thinking about 'forbidden' liaisons - one of which is AFTER proper names.

Elisions with proper names are routinely used where otherwise indicated. The first example in the attached - "d'Australie'. 

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

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Maarten.. must chase that up.

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Cécile.

"sorry can't put accent on E or Eric as working from my IPad"

Try holding your finger on the letter for a second or so... the choice of accents will appear.. much easier than getting accents on a pc!

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Mark, 

Thanks but not liking typing on my iPad, much prefer word processing on my PC. I am staying with French family in Portugal and interestingly enough, my nephew is called Eric, (born in Versailles) and my sister in law says his name has no accent and that she has noticed that more and more it is spelt with one. Wonders never cease !!!

Aussi bien que

Marie chante ________ Eric. Marie sings as well as Eric.I put aussi bien que Éric.. The required answer aussi bien qu'Eric. ..thought here was an exception here for proper names?

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