Make this statement negative « ne te disons de te coucher »

HeatherC1Kwiziq community member

Make this statement negative « ne te disons de te coucher »

Why is the verb « aller » inserted in the answer ?  « nous te disons de ne pas aller te coucher » . Why isn’t it « nous te disons de ne pas te coucher » ?

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Heather, 

I have checked and the only answer accepted is -

de ne pas te coucher 

with no verb 'aller' although as Jim says the expression -

aller se coucher

is also to go to bed

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Heather,

As I understand it, "aller se coucher" (se mettre au lit) is a locution verbale (phrasal verb)

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/fran%C3%A7aise

I believe this to be the reason why "aller" has been introduced.

Hope this helps.

Bonne journée

Jim

Make this statement negative « ne te disons de te coucher »

Why is the verb « aller » inserted in the answer ?  « nous te disons de ne pas aller te coucher » . Why isn’t it « nous te disons de ne pas te coucher » ?

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