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Why are putting de le together?

Sue B.A2Kwiziq community member

Why are putting de le together?

Can you please explain why we us de le together.  I have always been told you must never use de le together. You can use du, de l' or de la.  This is a first for me.

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sue, 

I think I have found the sentence - 

essaie de le nettoyer toi-même = try and clean it yourself 

using essayer dele ( it = object pronoun) + verbe

Here, as there is no noun after the preposition de it would not make sense to contract de and le.

You will in sentences like :

 

Je viens du travail = I have just come back from work 

and not 

Je viens de le travail

Elle est partie du restaurant She has left the restaurant 

and not 

Elle est partie de le restaurant

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Salut Sue,

Definite articles contract with à and de in French (French Contracted Articles)

I can't see where de le is being used in your query  --  perhaps you can give an example of where you saw this usage.

Bonne journée

Jim

Why are putting de le together?

Can you please explain why we us de le together.  I have always been told you must never use de le together. You can use du, de l' or de la.  This is a first for me.

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