Why is il habite without an apostrophe if it begins with h

Mysterious StrangerKwiziq community member

Why is il habite without an apostrophe if it begins with h

Why is il habite without an apostrophe if it begins with h

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Mysterious Stranger,

Please take a look at the following Kwiziq page on the use of elision -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/contraction/l-elision-elision

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The apostrophe is used when there is an elision resulting in dropped letters with the combination of the 2 words. This does not occur in il habite, nor in tu habites, but does in j'habite. The attached helps understand elision, and the limited circumstances in which it occurs https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/elision/

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Why is il habite without an apostrophe if it begins with h

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