How and why do I use “y” in this sentence

JudyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

How and why do I use “y” in this sentence

“Je vais y aller avec toi.” Instead of (my version) “J’y vais aller avec toi.”

Thanks.

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The "y" comes before the infinitive, similar to other pronouns. In the absence of the infinitive, it comes before the conjugated verb.

Je vais les rencontrer.
Je dois lui en parler.

JudyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

In a frequently asked question, I found out that when using the ‘futur proche’ the pronoun ‘y’ is placed between the verb and the infinitive. For example ‘Je vais y aller’.

Thanks Chris. 

How and why do I use “y” in this sentence

“Je vais y aller avec toi.” Instead of (my version) “J’y vais aller avec toi.”

Thanks.

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