How do you know whether to use à or de in front of the place name?

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Emily

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25 December 2017

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How do you know whether to use à or de in front of the place name?

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Using 'à' (to/in) and 'de' (from/of) with cities (prepositions) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

26 December 2017

26/12/17

Bonsoir Emily,


«à» is used to denote GOING TO a place,
i.e. je vais à Paris or je vais au cinéma.


«de» is used to express COMING FROM a place,
i.e je viens de Paris or je viens du cinéma.


Je vais de Londres à Paris.
I'm going from London to Paris.

Sharmila

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14 January 2018

14/01/18

Following the verbs venir or aller

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