How and why do I use “y” in this sentence

Judy

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2018

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How and why do I use “y” in this sentence

“Je vais y aller avec toi.” Instead of (my version) “J’y vais aller avec toi.”

Thanks.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Y = There (adverbial pronoun)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2018

7/12/18

The "y" comes before the infinitive, similar to other pronouns. In the absence of the infinitive, it comes before the conjugated verb.

Je vais les rencontrer.
Je dois lui en parler.

Judy

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2018

7/12/18

In a frequently asked question, I found out that when using the ‘futur proche’ the pronoun ‘y’ is placed between the verb and the infinitive. For example ‘Je vais y aller’.

Thanks Chris. 

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