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Kwiziq community member
28 March 2018
aller se coucher
Another question! I have noticed in many sentences on the tests that you almost always use "aller" in addition to a reflexive verb.(I'm NOT referring to the "futur proche.)
Ex:1) Nous avons décidé d'aller nous promener. 2) J'irai me coucher tôt ce soir.
Isn't "going" already in the verb - se promener = to go for/to take a walk, se coucher = to go to bed. Seems a bit redundant. Just wondering why?
It is correct without "aller", isn't it?
1) Nous avons décidé de nous promener. 2) Je me coucherai tôt ce soir.
Kwiziq language super star
29 March 2018
Bonjour Barbara !
Yes, these sentences are correct without aller. In the case of Nous avons décidé d'aller nous promener, it's more colloquial to use aller here, as it emphasises that the action of going for a walk is later in time than the moment of decision.Nous avons décidé de nous promener. feels a bit more immediate, i.e. We decided to have a walk versus to go for a walk.
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