Mangeons-en vs allez-vous en

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David

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20 July 2018

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Mangeons-en vs allez-vous en

The lesson shows us "mangeons-en" and I know that "allez-vous en" is a valid sentence. Both are imperative. Why the difference in construction? Why is it not "mangeons-nous en" or "allez-en"? It is just that "allez-vous en" is an idiom or there some underlying graammatical rule?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate avoir in le Conditionnel Présent (conditional mood)"

Alan

Kwiziq community member

21 July 2018

21/07/18

The difference is that "allez-vous en" comes from a reflexive verb: s'en aller = to go away

See these lessons:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/s-en-aller-means-to-leave

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-form-affirmative-commands-with-reflexive-verbs-imperatif

 

David

Kwiziq community member

24 July 2018

24/07/18

Yes I see. Thank you.

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