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21 June 2018
why is 'du' used for Alana est descendu du train juste a temps?
the instructions prior says 'de' becomes 'du' when followed by le or les - neither of which occurs in this example. is it because train is masculine? and the du train replaces 'de le train'? It's a bit unclear given de l' is used in the example with masculine noun l'avion - 'Aurelie descend de l'avion'. thank you
This relates to:Monter dans, descendre de = To get on, off transportation (prepositions) -
Yes, your hunch is correct: it is because "de+le train" turns into "du train".
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
22 June 2018
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