il y a

lisa

Kwiziq community member

14 November 2017

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Ron

Kwiziq community member

15 November 2017

15/11/17

Bonsoir Lisa,
I do not see a question noted here, but the assumption is that it relates to «il y a». Please repost along with your question.

Bonne soirée.

Beverley

Kwiziq community member

15 November 2017

15/11/17

Il y a = there is/there are in the present tense.
Il y avait = there were in the imperfect tense.
OR
Il y a = ago
e.g. Il y a un ans, il y avait douze membres dans le groupe. = A year ago there were three members in the group.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 June 2018

22/06/18

Do you have a particular question Lisa?

Rune

Kwiziq community member

8 August 2018

8/08/18

not to be rude in any way, but a small correction should be done to the example which refers to the practical use of "il y a" & "il y avait" in this discussion - even though it should be clear to most pupils on this level ; ) - douze should be translated with twelve, not three : )


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Beverley

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8 August 2018

8/08/18

Sorry, you are absolutely right Rune, that was a very silly mistake, and lack of concentration.  Probably the same reason that you made three spelling errors and one grammatical error.  



Sorry!  Couldn't resist it.

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