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Why when you asked for future tense of prendre for I will take was prendrai wrong please

Selina B.A1Kwiziq community member

Why when you asked for future tense of prendre for I will take was prendrai wrong please

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Selina, 

Having checked,  the hint tells you - use the verb prendre in the futur proche.

If you are not familiar with this tense please take a look at the following lesson -

Conjugate verbs in the near future in French using aller + infinitive (Le Futur Proche)

Bonne Continuation !

 

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Selina,

 "Je prendrai ...." is correct but I note that the lesson is to test le present indicatif.

Normally, when responding to a question asking "what you would like?" in this context, the near future is used  -- 

Je vais prendre ...

So I'm not clear on what you are needing support with.

There may be an error, so I suggest that you file an error report by using the "report a problem" button top left of the lesson.

Sorry, I'm unable to help further.

Bonne journée

Jim

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Agree with Jim, 'prendrai' is correct for the translation of the phrase (and often indicated when ' I will... ' is used in English), and 'prendrai' also used by (at least some) native speakers in the setting of placing an order in a café or restaurant. In this less formal context in the exercise, and for the 'immediate' future, French speakers will also just use present tense.

I expect it wasn't included either because present (or near future) tense was expected or specifically advised in the exercise, or because this is at A1 level, it wasn't anticipated that 'le futur simple' would come to mind !

Why when you asked for future tense of prendre for I will take was prendrai wrong please

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