Possible alternative?

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Possible alternative?

A bit confused.. just taken a test and this question..

Write "I am in front of the school." : "Je suis ________ l'école."

I used “en face de” which is marked as incorrect. Devant certainly works but why is en face de wrong? Linguee is happy with it!

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

en face de is more "opposite of", "facing". Sure, it many situations this is very similar to "in front of", but the direct translation of that would be devant.

Possible alternative?

A bit confused.. just taken a test and this question..

Write "I am in front of the school." : "Je suis ________ l'école."

I used “en face de” which is marked as incorrect. Devant certainly works but why is en face de wrong? Linguee is happy with it!

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