Prepositions and possession in French

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Prepositions and possession

To express belonging and possession, we use the prepositions:
•  À + proper noun (a person or place like Pierre or le Louvre) or à + stressed pronoun PRONOMS TONIQUES after a verb.
Le lit est à Victor. C’est à Victor. The bed belongs to Victor. It’s Victor’s.
C’est à vous ? Non, c’est à lui. Is this yours? No, it’s his.
•  De + noun directly after a noun.
Le lit de Victor. Victor’s bed.
Le chien des voisins. The neighbors’ dog.
Note: we say c’est à lui, but we can’t say c’est le lit à lui or c’est le lit de lui. Instead we say c’est son lit.

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