They are leaving soon

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

They are leaving soon

There is nothing in this statement to indicate whether they are just popping out or going permanently. So why is ils quittent bientot marked wrong?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Chris, 

It states in the lesson -

 "quitter means to leave someplace / somewhere. You cannot use it on its own: it always needs an object, and it can be used for places and people (for example to break up).+

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Quitter needs a direct object to specify what you're leaving. Furthermore, partir  is the default word for "to leave" in a general sense. It works without a direct object. Quitter is leaving in a more final, irreversible sense.

They are leaving soon

There is nothing in this statement to indicate whether they are just popping out or going permanently. So why is ils quittent bientot marked wrong?

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