I’ve seen both answers given in the space of half a hour. Does it depend on context or is this a mistake? Or am I mistaken? Merci.
You would use
if you were addressing one person you say 'tu' to.
to a person you say 'vous' to or a collection of people.
If you are included in the group.
Hope this helps!
Taking "go there" first -- This can be understood to be a command or order and therefore triggers the Imperative mood.
"Tu" of l'impératif is va, but we have a syntactic problem if we try to express this as va-y because "y" is a vowel.
So we have to use "vas-y" to avoid two vowels together for syntactic reasons.
"Let's go" is also expressed as "Vas-y". Perhaps a command, but with a softer register.
Generally, I agree with your headline point with respect to context.
Vas-y! -- Go there! Go ahead! Go on!On y va! -- Let's go!
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