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Allait = Is going?

DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Allait = Is going?

I don't understand the choice of "allait" vs "va" in the sentence "Isabelle allait aussi tenter sa chance à Paris", as translating "is going" feels like "va."

Asked 4 years ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, I agree, but we've had this argument before...

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/le-futur-vs-l-imparfait

 

Allait = Is going?

I don't understand the choice of "allait" vs "va" in the sentence "Isabelle allait aussi tenter sa chance à Paris", as translating "is going" feels like "va."

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