Peut-on dire, par exemple, « nous allons aller continuer apprendre chanter »?

Rod

Kwiziq community member

15 May 2016

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Peut-on dire, par exemple, « nous allons aller continuer apprendre chanter »?

i.e., stringing as many as four (or more??) infinitives together...

This relates to:
Aller + infinitive = to be going to (Le Futur Proche) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 May 2016

17/05/16

Bonjour Rod ! Here you need to be aware that some verbs are always followed by prepositions: so "je vais + infinitive", but "continuer à + infinitive" and "apprendre à + infinitive". Also "nous allons aller" sounds very redundant here. Therefore, the correct sentence would be: "Nous allons continuer à apprendre à chanter." A bientôt !

Rod

Kwiziq community member

17 May 2016

17/05/16

Bonjour Aurélie, A great reminder about the prepositions being REQUIRED with certain verbs, even in the infinitive. So very clarifying, and therefore so very helpful. Je te remercie!

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