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Learning French - Ou or Où?

posted 10 Jul 2018, 06:54 by GamerDadster Video Gaming
Seems that everything I learnt back in high school, needs to be recalled or relearned.  This is what I learned in the first two weeks that is noteworthy when you are learning French.  The are several words that are used differently depending on the presence or absence of an accent in the written form, however, when speaking it sounds the same.  Don't remember being taught that one.

Ou or Où?
Ou is used to jam two words together in making a choice for a question, similar to the word "or" in English..  "Ou" sans accent, la conjonction qui relie deux mots ou deux groupes de mots pour indiquer un choix.

Come Saturday or Sunday - Venez samedi ou "bien" dimanche

You will also see in the example above, "bien" is an unnecessary word, but can be added for fluff, and when translated comes out the same.

Où is used in conjunction with a relative pronoun or an interrogative adverb generally used to express a place.  "Où" s'agit du pronom relatif ou de l'adverbe interrogatif qui servent généralement à l'expression du lieu.

    Notez l'adresse où nous devons jouer le soccer.
    Où en est-il dans ses achats pour le soccer?