French Grammar



Elision occurs before a vowel and a silent h (mute h). In words: ce, de, je, le, me, ne, que, se, te the final e is dropped and replaced with an apostrophe:


je n'aime pas

je t'aime

The word la loses the vowel a : la + usine > l'usine.
The word si loses the vowel i before the pronouns il and ils.

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