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Frank C.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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Why is "depuis une année" not acceptable? Are there rules for when to use "an" vice "année" ?
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Frank, 

In -

We have been together for a year Nous sommes ensemble depuis un an 

we are talking about a time span of 12 months rather than weeks or a few months.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson :

An vs année, matin vs matinée, jour vs journée, soir vs soirée to express a time unit or a duration in French

Hope this helps!

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There are rules with exceptions. 

With more difficult concepts like this, I find a few different approaches to the explanation for English speakers can often be useful. Below are 2 links that might be a good start to supplement the lesson here :

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/vocabulary/an-jour-matin-soir-vs-annee-journee-matinee-soiree/

https://elysianfrench.com/annee-and-an-in-french

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