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When to use which preposition?

nicole r.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When to use which preposition?

Bonjour, 

I was wondering in the examples above what the difference is between using en and dans  la in these sentences?

Je suis en classe

I'm in class 

Je suis dans la classe

I'm in the classe

Is it because the sentence has I'm in THE classe so you use dans + la? 

Also is there any exercises such as worksheets with this lesson or any other lessons for prepositions?

Thanks

Nicole


 

Asked 3 years ago
nicole r.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Thank you Jim. As I had scrolled down I saw céline's answers to the same question and I think I understand it better now.

 

Thank you

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Nicole,

This can be tricky but there are a couple of "rules" that will help.

En vs Dans with locations (French Prepositions of Location)

Alan (Jim)

When to use which preposition?

Bonjour, 

I was wondering in the examples above what the difference is between using en and dans  la in these sentences?

Je suis en classe

I'm in class 

Je suis dans la classe

I'm in the classe

Is it because the sentence has I'm in THE classe so you use dans + la? 

Also is there any exercises such as worksheets with this lesson or any other lessons for prepositions?

Thanks

Nicole


 

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