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Laura R.A2Kwiziq community member

Web tenses

Since most of the dictée is in present tense, why is the futur proche used for walking in the Tuileries. 

Asked 11 months ago
Alan G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It looks like the futur proche, but in fact it's not. Sometimes the combination of aller + infinitive just means, literally, to "go and do something" or "go to do something". 

In this case it means "go for a walk" and it's in the present tense.

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Laura,

The lady is describing their visit to Paris, then what was planned to happen next.

So there is the present activity (visit within Paris) and then (near future) the planned walk.

This is how I understand the story  --  hope it helps.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

Web tenses

Since most of the dictée is in present tense, why is the futur proche used for walking in the Tuileries. 

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