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"An elephant drinks water."

January 27, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophiashinies

Why are "boit de l'eau" and "boit d'eau" both acceptable?


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"boit d'eau" is not correct. The partitive construction is made with preposition "de" + definite article "le" (contracted in "du), "la", or "l' " if the article is followed by a word starting with a vowel (or a non aspired 'h').

  • je bois du vin
  • je mange de la soupe
  • je bois de l'eau
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