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Write "I'm walking my dog": Je ________ mon chien.

Alexandra

Kwiziq community member

9 April 2017

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Write "I'm walking my dog": Je ________ mon chien.

I thought that the answer for this gap is promené, but it’s actually promène. Is it promène because of the word ‘am’ in I’m ? Would it be promené if the sentence was ‘I walk my dog’ ?

This relates to:
Se promener, promener, marcher, aller à pied = To walk -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 April 2017

10/04/17

Bonjour Alexandra !

No, "je promène" is the present form of "promener", and in French it means either "I walk" or "I'm walking" depending on the context.
"Promené" is the past participle of that verb (= I have *walked*), and it's used in compound tenses (with "avoir") such as Le Passé Composé :
"J'ai promené mon chien." (I walked my dog.)

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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