Je sors de Narbonne en ce moment-même.

Richard C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Je sors de Narbonne en ce moment-même.

Never sure about this one. I use ‘sortir’ when I’m leaving a house, for instance, but how does one ‘go out of’ a town? Seems to me that the examples using ‘partir’ and ‘quitter’ are the only correct ones, depending on context.

Asked 9 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Richard,

Chris is correct: there is a specific note on "sortir de + [city]" in this lesson. It is sued when you are describing the action in progress (as you speak for example). 

Je quittte / pars de / sors de Lille en ce moment-même. = I am leaving Lille as we speak.

See here: Expressing "to leave" with partir/laisser/quitter/sortir in French

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The lesson clearly specifies the circumstances under which one can use sortir de + city. Which examples do you think are incorrect?

Je sors de Narbonne en ce moment-même.

Never sure about this one. I use ‘sortir’ when I’m leaving a house, for instance, but how does one ‘go out of’ a town? Seems to me that the examples using ‘partir’ and ‘quitter’ are the only correct ones, depending on context.

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