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aller a pied???

ChrisC1Kwiziq community member

aller a pied???

I answered the question "Elle a manqué le bus, donc elle doit ________." as aller a pied, but this was scored as incorrect. But the lesson tells me to use this when walking is CONTRASTED WITH ANOTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT, which it seems to me is exactly the case here! 

What am I missing????

Asked 1 week ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Chris, 

When using "aller à pied", you are correct that it is used in contrast with another means of transport AND the destination must always be mentioned as per the explanation in the lesson. ;-)

Please follow the link here for further explanation: marcher-vs-aller-a-pied#Answer-18145

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Sven,

I realised that I didn't read Chris's question carefully enough. Thank you for pointing this out. However, there is a destination in the example I gave: y there -> destination

Je voulais prendre le bus, mais finalement j'y suis allé à pied = I wanted to take the bus, but in the end I walked there.

The example, that Chris was asking about was: 

Elle a manqué son bus, donc elle doit aller à pied marcher = She missed her bus, so she must walk.

"aller à pied" would have been correct if there had been a destination mentioned as "aller à pied" always comes with a destination, unlike "marcher"

Elle a manqué son bus, donc elle doit y aller à pied = She missed her bus, so she must walk there.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Chris,

Did you write "a pied" but meant to write "à pied"?

Otherwise, I would agree with you.

Bonne journée

Jim

SvenA2Kwiziq community member

I had the same thought. 

SvenA2Kwiziq community member

I agree with you! The reason given by Céline (aller à pied always requires a destination) does not appear to be true when looking at the example given: "Je voulais prendre le bus, mais finalement j'y suis allé à pied."

There appears to he no destination in the example.

SvenA2Kwiziq community member

I agree with you! The reason given by Céline (aller à pied always requires a destination) does not appear to be true when looking at the example given: "Je voulais prendre le bus, mais finalement j'y suis allé à pied."

There appears to he no destination in the example.

aller a pied???

I answered the question "Elle a manqué le bus, donc elle doit ________." as aller a pied, but this was scored as incorrect. But the lesson tells me to use this when walking is CONTRASTED WITH ANOTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT, which it seems to me is exactly the case here! 

What am I missing????

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