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Elle voit la fin de la route (of the road) L'exterieur du batiment est sale (of the building)

Why is one de la and the other du ?

March 22, 2018


Hey Patricia! You see in french prepositions usually fit the gender of the verb, (almost like conjugation in a way.)

du (+ masculine word)

de la (+ feminine word),

de l’ (followed by a vowel)

So, du was used because the word is masculine and de la because it's feminine. Hopefully this helped! :)

Merci. Seems so simple. I keep trying to review the rules, but I guess I forgot that one.

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