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Why can’t we use déménage’ instead of emménagé as both mean to move as in to shift.

manpreet kaur j.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why can’t we use déménage’ instead of emménagé as both mean to move as in to shift.

Asked 4 years ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In this context, déménager means to move out/relocate, and emménager specifically means to move in(to). Having looked at the scenario, the interpretation is probably that 'she moved there' means 'she moved in'; if it said "she was moving there" (present/future) or "moved from" (somewhere else), I think déménager would be correct. In presenting the scenario to my wife (French) she used emménager in this context, and would not have used déménager as an alternative.

Why can’t we use déménage’ instead of emménagé as both mean to move as in to shift.

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