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WHY ELLE AIME

WHY WE DO NOT WRITE IT ELL'AIME?

November 20, 2012

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Because they do not form one syllable. Only contractions where two syllables would be made into one are written that way: La heure = l'heure, Le enfant = l'enfant, etc. You can see in those that the contraction replaces the need for an extra syllable and the words flow more smoothly.

November 20, 2012

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Also, the word "elle" ends in a consonant sound /L/. You get the apostrophes when you have two vowel sounds together sometimes.

November 21, 2012
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