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Flashcards in Prepositions Deck (14):
1

Nous allons ____ France

Nous allons en France

We are going to France

The preposition en is used with the names of feminine countries or continents.  Almost all countries ending in a mute e are feminine

2

Elle est allée _____ Haiti et  _____ Martinique

Elle est allée en Haiti et  à la Martinique

She went to Haiti and Martinique

en is used before the names of some small islands

à la is used with feminine names of a few small islands

 

 

3

Je suis _____ Paris et elle vient ____ Lyon

Je suis à Paris et elle vient à Lyon

I'm in Paris and she's coming to Lyon

With names of places, à can mean in, at, or to a place

4

Nous irons _____ Afrique et _____ Afrique du Nord

Nous irons en Afrique et dans l'Afrique du Nord

We will go to Africa and North Africa

The preposition dans is used before names of continents qualified by another expression.  In spoken language, en may be used with the names of continents

5

Il demeure _____ Paris

Il demeure à Paris

He lives in Paris

The preposition à is used before the names of most cities

6

Il a voyagé _____ Mexique et _____ Amérique due Sud

Il a voyagé au Mexique et dans l' Amérique due Sud

He traveled to Mexico and South America

The preposition au is used with masculine countries and means in or to.  Mexico is masculine even though it ends in e.  The preposition dans is used before names of continents qualified by another expression. 

7

En route _____ l'Espagne, ils ont passé ____ la France.

En route pour l'Espagne, ils ont passé par la France.

On their way to Spain, they passed through France.

One always say en route pour or passer par with the name of a place

8

L'action a lieu _____ Angleterre et _____ Italie

L'action a lieu en Angleterre et en Italie

The action takes place in England and Italy

The preposition en is used with the names of feminine countries or continents.  Almost all countries ending in a mute e are feminine

9

J'ai demeuré _____ Californie, _____ Vermont et _____ Nouveau-Mexique

J'ai demeuré en Californie, dans le Vermont et au Nouveau-Mexique

I lived in California, Vermont and New Mexico

With the names of American states and Canadian provinces, en is used if the French form of the noun ends in e or ie.  It is also used with Ontario and Saskatchewan.  Dans l' is used with masculine nouns of most French and Canadian provinces and American states.  Au is an exception for New Mexico and a few others

10

San Francisco se trouve _____ Etats-Unis

San Francisco se trouve aux Etats-Unis

San Francisco is in the United States

The US is plural  (vs au)

 

11

Il revient _____ Mexique, mais elle revient _____ Espagne

Il revient du Mexique, mais elle revient d'Espagne

He returns from Mexico, but she returns from Spain

De is used to mean from or of and is used many times without the definite article before the names of feminine countries, provinces and states and masculine countries beginning with a vowel

12

Elle habite _____ Canada and _____ Terre-Neuve.

Elle habite au Canada and à Terre-Neuve.

She lives in Canada and Newfoundland.

Canada is a masculine country, Newfoundland is an exception (vs dans le)

13

Il va _____ San Francisco _____ Californie

Il va à San Francisco en Californie

He goes to San Francisco, California

The preposition à is used before the names of most cities.  With the names of American states and Canadian provinces, en is used if the French form of the noun end in e or ie.  It is also used with Ontario and Saskatchewan.

14

Il part _____ Haiti, et elle part _____ Cuba.

Il part d'Haiti, et elle part de Cuba.

Il part pour l'Haiti, et elle part pour de Cuba.

He leaves Haiti, and she leaves Cuba.

He leaves for Haiti, and she for leaves Cuba.