Kwiziq community member

22 June 2017

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Quel est le difference entre Nous sommes partir dans dix minutes et Nous partons dans dix minutes? Partir étant un verbe de mouvement conjugué à être?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using Le Présent for immediate/near future actions"


Kwiziq community member

24 June 2017


Bonjour Daniel, If I am correctly understanding your question, nous sommes partir is not a phrase in French. nous sommes partis is however. To that end, partir est une verbe de mouvement qui est conjugué avec être. However, the lesson that you have referenced is addressing the use of the present tense to explain an immediate, near future action and does not relate to verbs possibly in the passé composé with or sans être. For example, if I see you in the hallway by a classroom, I might say «j'arrive» meaning I will be coming to the class very shortly. Again «arriver» est une verbe de mouvement qui utilise être tel l'auxiliare. J'espère que cela vous aidera. Bonne chance !


Kwiziq language super star

23 December 2018


Hi Daniel,

You cannot use the past tense ( sommes partis) about something you are going to do in the future( 10 minutes time)....

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