Re: Habiter vs Vivre
If I understand correctly, using a preposition after habiter or vivre is optional unless it’s followed by a country or continent. Then it would be “en” for feminine countries and masculine countries beginning with a vowel and for the six feminine continents.
“Au” for masculine countries starting with a consonant and “aux” for plural countries.
When using habiter or vivre with cities it would be à or nothing at all. When using habiter or vivre with regions, provinces, states and counties, again the preposition is optional. My question is when you do not use a preposition, do you use the definite article?
eg., With preposition it’s “J’habite dans le Merseyside.”
Without preposition is it “J’habite Merseyside.” Or J’habite le Merseyside.”
It would be -
J'habite (dans) le Merseyside.
Thank you Cécile! In this example, the preposition is optional but the definite article is not! It is used.
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