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Au, à la, à l', aux - 'to the' and 'at the'

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This Revision Bite will give you practice in using au, à la, à l', aux - 'to the' and 'at the' in English.

Au, à la, à l', aux

To say 'to the' or 'at the' in French, use:

  • au before a masculine word, eg Je vais au supermarché (I'm going to the supermarket)
  • à la before a feminine word, eg Elle est restée à la maison (She stayed at home)
  • à l' before a singular word beginning with a vowel or silent h, eg Tu as parlé à l'ami de Juliette (Did you speak to Juliette's friend?); Mon frère travaille à l'hôtel Sarrasin (My brother works at the Sarrasin Hotel)
  • aux before a word in the plural form, eg Vous allez aux États-Unis? (Are you going to the United States?)

Au, à la, à l', aux - gender and plurals

EnglishMasculineFeminineBefore a vowel or silent hPlural
To the, at theauà laà l'aux

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