‘mais je suis arrivée un peu plus tard’

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Judy

Kwiziq community member

13 May 2019

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‘mais je suis arrivée un peu plus tard’

Do I not need to use ‘y’ as it means “to arrive there’? ‘mais j’y suis arrivée’?  Please explain. Thanks.

This question relates to:
French writing exercise "Last night's party"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

14 May 2019

14/05/19

Hi Judy,

The English actually says-

'Yes, but I arrived a bit late' 'Oui, mais je suis arrivée un peu en retard' 

and as the previous sentence had 'there' in it -

'And you, were you there?' = 'Et toi, tu étais là? '

There/y although grammatically correct would be totally superfluous ...

Hope this helps!

Judy

Kwiziq community member

14 May 2019

14/05/19

Thanks. Another puzzle solved!

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