Hello, why don't we remove the "u" in "tu as" just as we do in "j'ai" ?

BTSKwiziq community member

Hello, why don't we remove the "u" in "tu as" just as we do in "j'ai" ?

Asked 1 week ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In elisions you elide the "e", not the "u".

Je ai --> j'ai.
Tu as --> no elision.

CelineKwiziq team member

Bonjour BTS,

Chris is absolutely right. The elision only applies to ‘je’ in the examples you gave.

In very familiar conversations, ‘tu’ can be contracted to ‘ t’ ’ , but only then.

Tu aimes ton boulot ? = T’aimes ton boulot ?Do you like your job?

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

Hello, why don't we remove the "u" in "tu as" just as we do in "j'ai" ?

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