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Sur vs dans

manpreet kaur j.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Sur vs dans

I thought that with streets , roads we used the preposition Dan’s... then why are we using sur for chemin?

Asked 3 years ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Manpreet kaur,

Interesting point.

It is the case that within the total environment (of a street) dans in used.

On a path in the countryside then it seems most appropriate to express the fact that you are walking upon a surface in an open-air situation therefore "sur".

There is more here:

Dans/sur/sous/devant/derrière/entre = in/on top of/under/in front of/behind/between (French Prepositions of Location)

Hope that this will help.

Jim

Sur vs dans

I thought that with streets , roads we used the preposition Dan’s... then why are we using sur for chemin?

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