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Kwiziq community member

8 December 2017

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It is not grammar related question, but I would love to know why Quebec behaves like a country? Is it because of the referendum?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using en with feminine countries and au(x) with masculine countries to say in or to (prepositions)"


Kwiziq community member

9 December 2017


It is probable that the reason is the same as «au Texas» but I am unable to provide the reasoning.


Kwiziq community member

12 December 2017


English, by the way, isn't any more logical. One says "I go to Styria" but "I go to the Tyrol." Styria and Tyrol being to counties in Austria. Or "I am from England" but "I go to the Bahamas." -- Chris.


Kwiziq language super star

28 February 2018


Hi Jessie,

As "Quebec" is a Province of Canada, it will behave in grammatical terms just like other regions, states and shires having its own article to denote it. So you will have "le Québec, la Normandie, le Missouri, le Yorkshire" etc..

nothing to do with the referendum...

Hope this helps!

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