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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Not too far from my house

'Trop loin de ..' is not accepted - being corrected to 'loin de', although the English sentence is 'not TOO far from....'.

Shouldn't  "J'y irai ...' be accepted for "I will go (where ? - to my classes) every Wednesday ..." . It is being corrected to just "J'irai....". 

From the attached lesson "Note that in French, you always need to mention where you're going with aller (to go *somewhere*)"

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/


Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maarten, 

1. We have taken the 'too' of 'not too far' in the English

2. We have added 

j'y irai 

as a possible answer although as Alan rightly pointed out, it is often omitted for euphony reasons.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I agree with your first comment about "trop loin" vs just "loin". I suggest to remove the "too" from the English text or accept "pas trop loin" as a French alternative.

Just a comment to j'y irai vs. j'irai. True, "aller" requires a goal. But if the goal is abundantly clear, it may be dropped. In this, aller follows other verbs that may drop, e.g., a direct object if it is unambiguously clear what it refers to. That, howver, is mostly spoken French. Therefore, I suggest to add the possibility of "j'y irai".

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This is a special case, "y" is normally omitted for phonetic reasons before the future or conditional of aller.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Good catch, Alan. I agree, "j'y irai" is not commonly used because of phonetic reasons.

Not too far from my house

'Trop loin de ..' is not accepted - being corrected to 'loin de', although the English sentence is 'not TOO far from....'.

Shouldn't  "J'y irai ...' be accepted for "I will go (where ? - to my classes) every Wednesday ..." . It is being corrected to just "J'irai....". 

From the attached lesson "Note that in French, you always need to mention where you're going with aller (to go *somewhere*)"

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/


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