Aller present tense form with 'on' vs 'nous'.

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Lewis

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31 October 2017

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Aller present tense form with 'on' vs 'nous'.

I understand 'va' to be the il/elle present tense form of aller, so why is "On va..." correct and "On allons..." incorrect?

This relates to:
On = we, one, people -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

31 October 2017

31/10/17

Bonjour Lewis !

"Va" is indeed the form for "il/elle" but also for "on".
Think of "on" as an equivalent to the general "one" (both are singular words, but refer to more than one person):
On va à la plage.
We go to the beach.
One goes to the beach.

See also : 
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/subject-pronouns-nous-versus-on

 

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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