Can we use Marie est en l'école" in place of "Marie est à l´ecole"

Anish

Kwiziq community member

26 June 2017

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Can we use Marie est en l'école" in place of "Marie est à l´ecole"

This relates to:
À + le = au, à + les = aux, de + le = du, de + les = des (contractions of articles) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 June 2017

29/06/17

Bonjour Anish !

You will never use en in French to express "at", and here are the two possible cases with school:
Je suis à l'école.          I am at school.
Je suis dans l'école.   I am in the school.

See our lesson on en versus dans with locations:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/prepositions-locations-dans-versus-en

Bonne journée !

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