Expressing intent in french

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Kwiziq community member

13 February 2019

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Expressing intent in french

Bonjour tout le monde !Je voudrais savoir: comment on peut exprimer l'intention en français ? J'ai realisé que j'utilise ces expressions d'intent tout les temps en anglais. Par example : "He said he WOULD do it" ou : "I WAS GOING TO come, but..." ou : "It was supposed to be..." etc,J'éspere que vous pouvez comprendre mon français. S'il vous plaît, n'hésitez pas à corriger les erreurs.


Kwiziq community member

15 February 2019


He said he would do it. -- Il a dit qu'il allait le faire.

I was going to come but.... -- J'allais venir, mais ..., Je voulais venir, mais...

Using this construction with aller in imperfect is one handy way to express this.


Kwiziq community member

23 February 2019


Thanks a lot, Chris! Are there any other tenses/other ways of expressing intent that one might use? 

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