French Prepositions Practice using au, à la, à l’, aux in sentences that say where people are or where they are going, followed by transport prepositions (en + à) to say how they get there.
Prepositions for Place and/or Destination: to, at, where.
au in front of masculine words (au = à + le … but sounds better!)
il va au cinéma(m)– He goes to the cinema. à la in front of feminine words:
il va à la plage(f) – He goes to the beach. à l’ with ALL words beginning with a vowel:
il va à l`école (use l’ in front of a vowel) aux with all plural words (masculine and feminine):
il va aux magasins He goes to the shops.
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Prepositions for Transport – à + en
Eg: en voiture by car en avion by airplane en bateau by boat en train by train en moto by motorbike
à pied on foot à velo by bike (en vélo can also be used – perhaps especially now that some bicycles have electric motors?!)
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