Cet with année

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Mary Anne

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1 May 2018

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Cet with année

Usually "cet" goes before a noun that begins with a vowel.

But in this lesson we have "cette année" and "cette epoque."

Evidently, these are exceptions.  Is there an explanation for this?  Are there other exceptions?

Thank you for your help.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Ce, cet, cette, ces [duration] -là / -ci = that/those or this/these [duration] (demonstrative adjectives)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

1 May 2018

1/05/18

Bonjour Mary Ann !

The answer is that cet comes before masculine nouns that begin with a vowel or mute h.

For feminine nouns such as année or époque, you use cette.

See our related lesson:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/demonstrative-adjectives-ce-cet-cette-and-ces-mean-this-that-and-these-those

Bonne journée !

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