About se promener et promener

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Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

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About se promener et promener

Bonjour Aurélie, Laura

I was wrong when writing”Je me promène avec mon chien”. Kwiziq has  an example in the explanation :” Je me promène dans le parc avec Julie”. The différence here is la place “ dans le parc”,right? I feel confusing. Thanks a lot.

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

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

Actually, I can't find fault with the sentence Je me promène avec mon chien. Maybe you had a typo somewhere? Or maybe there was a hint along with the question which suggested another answer?

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

Thanks for your answer. I quote here the total from the text: (Write “ I’m walking my dog”: Je ..... mon chien). The right answer from the text:”Je promène mon chien”. There is no hint along with question. Also, I don’t think I had a typo error. I really feel confused .

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

I am sorry. Bonjour Chris!

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 October 2018

22/10/18

I walk my dog -- je promène mon chien. 

I take a walk with my dog. -- Je me promène avec mon chien.

There's a subtle difference. In the first sentence the dog is the direct object. In the second one it's you who is the direct object. The answer you provided is grammatically correct but not quite the proper translation. 

Truc Thanh

Kwiziq community member

23 October 2018

23/10/18

Thanks for your clear explanation . In the meaning, I think they are the same, aren’t they? So, don’t  I need to choice which structure to say when I have a dog that takes a walk with me?The subtle difference you said here is grammatical, not in meaning,right? Thanks a lot.

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