How do you know when to use the future simple versus aller+ infinitive?

How do you know when to use the future simple versus aller+ infinitive?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Olivia ! In most cases, you will use Le Futur (futur simple) to express "I will + verb", whereas Le Futur Proche (aller + infinitive) is the equivalent of "I'm going to + verb". A bientôt !
This is a rather old thread, but when I was in school (many, many years ago) I do not remember any distinction between a futur simple and a futur proche (which in fact I have never heard of). Is this something new? I learned that aller + inf was always correct and an easy way to create a future tense.

How do you know when to use the future simple versus aller+ infinitive?

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