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How near is near future? In the words of a song, demain matin je partirai.

BrianC1Kwiziq community member

How near is near future? In the words of a song, demain matin je partirai.

Asked 3 years ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonsoir Brian, C'est drôle ! I had a very similar question in one of my French classes a few years back and the prof explained it thusly, to use J'arrive as a future statement she considered that to be sometime within the next 24 hours. She further explained the near future statement using aller, i.e. Je vais venir, to be a time frame of 3 to 5 days out. Anything longer than 5 days out she considered as needing the future tense. I am unsure where she had come up with this "time frames", but on a certain level, it kinda makes sense. J'espère que cela vous aiderez. Bonne chance, Ron

How near is near future? In the words of a song, demain matin je partirai.

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