emmenager vs demenager? il ya quelques annees vs quelques ans?

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emmenager vs demenager? il ya quelques annees vs quelques ans?

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1.    Is there any significant difference between using emmenager & demenager?  In my classes, we've usually used demenager for "moving"

2. Why is it 'quelques annees' instead of 'quelques ans'?    at Il y a + duration = Ago (expressions of time) , the example is given as Il est venu à Londres il y a cinq ans

Asked 1 month ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Steven,

You are right that "déménager" relates to moving house.

"Emménager" however relates to moving in / installing oneself / equipping, furnishing.

Quelques années relate to the duration of some years as against the years as in numerical periods of the decade for example.

Il y a + duration relates to "some time ago"  so "Il y a cinq ans" means five years ago.

Hope this clears things up for you.

Jim 

emmenager vs demenager? il ya quelques annees vs quelques ans?

Loved this set of weekend workouts!

1.    Is there any significant difference between using emmenager & demenager?  In my classes, we've usually used demenager for "moving"

2. Why is it 'quelques annees' instead of 'quelques ans'?    at Il y a + duration = Ago (expressions of time) , the example is given as Il est venu à Londres il y a cinq ans

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