Why is "vais surfer" marked incorrect? Most sites say the two phrases are interchangeable.

GilbertsB2Kwiziq community member

Why is "vais surfer" marked incorrect? Most sites say the two phrases are interchangeable.

Kwizbot
Le samedi, je fais du surf avec mon frère.
You
Le samedi, je vais surfer avec mon frère.
Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Gilberts, 

We have added -

je surfe 

to the possibilities but 

je vais surfer 

is wrong as it changes the sentence to -

I go and surf or I am going to surf

Bonne Continuation !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Gilberts,

Conjugate faire - je/tu/vous forms - in the present tense in French (Le Présent)

"Le samedi"   --  every Saturday this is an habitual action.

The future proche suggests an action to happen in the near future "je vais surfer..." but the action happens (habitually) every Saturday, not planned as a future event.

This is how I see it.

Jim

Why is "vais surfer" marked incorrect? Most sites say the two phrases are interchangeable.

Kwizbot
Le samedi, je fais du surf avec mon frère.
You
Le samedi, je vais surfer avec mon frère.

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