Dans la prison

AdrianaA1Kwiziq community member

Dans la prison

Can you explain why not using “ dans l prison “ in the exercise ?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Adriana, 

This has been asked before, take a look at my answer to a similar question -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/ton-pere-est-________-prison

 

Hope it answers your query.

Bonne Continuation !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

La prison is a female noun even though it doesn't end in -e. I'm not sure what you mean with "l prison". Regarding en prison vs. dans la prison: en prison is to be imprisoned, whereas dans la prison is "in the prison building" but not as a prisoner.

La police a mis le voleur en prison. -- The police put the thief in jail.
Je vais à la prison pour interroger le vouleur. -- I'm going to the prison to interrogate the thief.
Mon frère travaille dans la prison comme gardien. -- My brother works in the prison as a guard.

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