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PeggieA1Kwiziq community member

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Why does J'ai rendez-vous not have an article

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Peggie, 

As Tom rightly said :

Avoir (un) rendez-vous is to have an appointment

with or without the article.

It is the same for, to make an appointment -

Prendre (un) rendez-vous 

Je vais prendre (un) rendez-vous chez le coiffeurI am going to make an appointment at the hairdresser's 

Hope this helps!

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Peggie,

It is possible to use an article with "rendez-vous"

(i) J'ai un rendez-vous (chez, à, avec etc)

(ii) J'ai rendez-vous (chez, à, avec etc)

The only difference that I can think of between them is that (i) can stand alone - J'ai un rendez-vous. whereas (ii) might require qualification  J'ai rendez-vous chez le médicin

Perhaps a native speaker could elaborate.

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