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Quand utiliser « de le » au lieu de « du »? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why “Je viens de l’acheter” even if we have just bought “un livre”? Ma prof française au lycée me disais toujours « Il faut jamais dire de le» comme dans la phrase ...
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Why “Je viens de l'acheter” even if we have just bought “un livre”?

I thought it should be “Je viens du acheter”. Is it because “acheter” has a vowel at the beginning?
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“L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?

Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse tous en rond. What is l' doing here? When is it generally used like this? I'm assuming it's a pronoun, but y already refers to pont, so it's not quite like je ...