When tu precedes the conjugated verb to have ( tu as), why is it not t’as)

LeahA2Kwiziq community member

When tu precedes the conjugated verb to have ( tu as), why is it not t’as)

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CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Leah,

Maarten's answer is great! Follow the link below to a previous question answered on this very topic by Aurélie, one of our Kwiziq French team member: /questions/view/t-as

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

DonA2Kwiziq community member

It is as a contraction. Like don't for do not. In the familiar form - t'as beaucoup de choses. Donald le canard.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Have a read the attached - you are asking about the difference between formal 'elision', and informal contractions/pronunciations/spelling used regularly in spoken French (referred to by some as 'gliding'), and in informal writing (eg email/sms). Tu never elides, but "Tu as" is regularly pronounced "T'as" in informal, everyday speech. Spoken French is substantially different from formal written French.

in https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/elision/

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-pronunciation/elision/

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-pronunciation/spoken-french-language/

When tu precedes the conjugated verb to have ( tu as), why is it not t’as)

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