Quebec

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Jessie

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2017

3 replies

Quebec

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 relates to:
Using en with feminine countries and au(x) with masculine countries to say in or to (prepositions) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

9 December 2017

9/12/17

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

Chris

Kwiziq community member

12 December 2017

12/12/17

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.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 February 2018

28/02/18

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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