Aller à

Rod

Kwiziq community member

20 April 2017

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Aller à

Confused re "These hats suit us" I put: Ces chapeaux... vont à nous" thinking that it had to contain the "aller à" form, and also that it'd be weird to end in the verb. But correct answer was "Ces chapeaux nous vont". Can you explain this one for me? Tx!

Ron

Kwiziq community member

20 April 2017

20/04/17

Actually, I would have used the verb convenir; however, "suits us" with either verb is an indirect object pronoun, I believe. The pronoun would come before the verb.

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

21 April 2017

21/04/17

Hi Rod,

Ron is correct, in simple sentences with cojugated verbs the pronouns moves between the subject and the verb:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/position-of-object-pronouns-with-verbs-in-simple-tenses

Aside: "aller à" is an informal way to express "to suit":
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-say-to-suit-someone-aller-a-idiomatic-expressions-with-aller

Hope that helps!

Rod

Kwiziq community member

21 April 2017

21/04/17

Got it. Many thanks. This pronoun positioning will sink in after another 1000 quizzes. :)

Ron

Kwiziq community member

23 April 2017

23/04/17

Merci, Gruff.

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