Why is it 'je vais y reflechir' and not 'j'y vais reflechir?'

diane

Kwiziq community member

20 April 2016

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Why is it 'je vais y reflechir' and not 'j'y vais reflechir?'

This relates to:
Y = There (adverbial pronoun) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

21 April 2016

21/04/16

Bonjour Diane,

Y precedes the verb it modifies, which is réfléchir. Putting y in front of vais would be like saying "I'm going about it to think."

diane

Kwiziq community member

21 April 2016

21/04/16

Oh! Didn't know that. Merci!

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