How would you write "We used to go to the cafeteria"?

Ellen

Kwiziq community member

9 June 2017

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How would you write "We used to go to the cafeteria"?

That was the answer I chose and I am curious as to why it is wrong.

This relates to:
J'allais + infinitive = I was going to (Le Futur Proche in the past) -

Nicholas

Kwiziq community member

9 June 2017

9/06/17

Nous allions à la cafétéria. It's the imparfait when you "used to"do something.

Ellen

Kwiziq community member

9 June 2017

9/06/17

OK thanks.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2017

13/06/17

"We used to go to the cafeteria." is a general statement about the past and therefore translated using the imparfait: "Nous allions à la cafétéria." However, the exercise seems to be about something else (Le futur proche in the past). If you wanted to say "We were going to go to the cafeteria." you would translate this as "Nous allions aller à la cafétéria."

-- Chris.

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