Is there a difference between là versus y

CarlC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is there a difference between là versus y

The text uses "Je serai là"   I used "J'y serai"  Is my alternate acceptable?  If not, why not?  Thank you.

Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Using refers to a specific place ("there" or "here", depending on context), whereas y only refers back to a previously mentioned place. In the exercise, there is no specific place mentioned so y is not an option in this case.

JimC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I have exactly the same question: I also put "J'y serai..." and wondered why it was wrong.

Is there a difference between là versus y

The text uses "Je serai là"   I used "J'y serai"  Is my alternate acceptable?  If not, why not?  Thank you.

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